NTSB Identification: DEN84LA237.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25855.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 25, 1984 in WESSINGTON, SD
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N751Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT STATED THAT DURING LOADING FOR AERIAL APPLICATION, HE FAILED TO NOTE APPROACHING ROLL CLOUD WHICH USUALLY SIGNIFIES LOCALIZED TURBULENCE AND STRONG, GUSTING WINDS. ON TAKEOFF ROLL, WIND SHIFT NOTED AND AT 100 FT ALTITUDE, HEAVY TURBULENCE WAS ENCOUNTERED. THE LIQUID LOAD BEGAN TO SLOSH AND THE ACFT LOST ALTITUDE, EVENTUALLY SETTLING INTO A CORN FIELD. NO ATTEMPT TO JETTISON LOAD WAS MADE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

LOAD JETTISON..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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