NTSB Identification: MKC84LA200.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26129.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 03, 1984 in BERNIE, MO
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G164A, registration: N4796
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

DESCENDING OUT OF THE PROCEDURE TURN INTO A SWATH RUN THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO LEVEL THE ACFT IN TIME TO AVOID FLYING INTO THE BEAN FIELD. THE ACFT NOSED OVER ON IMPACT AND CAUGHT FIRE. DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 2,800 FT. ACFT GROSS WEIGHT WAS APRX 5,500 POUNDS. THE PLT STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LEVEL OFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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