NTSB Identification: LAX83LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20323.
Accident occurred Friday, April 01, 1983 in NEAR MADERA, CA
Aircraft: Grumman American G164-B, registration: N31184
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.

THE ACFT HIT A CHUCK HOLE IN HIGH GRASS DURING TAKEOFF ROLL FROM A FIELD FOR AN AERIAL APPLICATION MISSION. THE LEFT LANDING GEAR SEPARATED FROM THE ACFT. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AND NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. THE PILOT SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES. THE FLIGHT WAS ORIGINATING FROM THE FIELD AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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