NTSB Identification: FTW83LA235.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22525.
Accident occurred Friday, May 13, 1983 in STUTTGART, AR
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N7497
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.

AFTER LOADING THE ACFT WITH 50 GAL OF WATER, THE PLT TOOK OFF TO CONDUCT AERIAL APPLICAITON MANEUVERS & TO CALIBRATE THE ACFT'S SPRAY BOOM. AT THE END OF THE 1ST SWATH RUN ON A WESTERLY HEADING, HE PULLED UP OVER A POWER LINE, TURNED 90 DEG RIGHT, REVERSED THE TURN & WAS PASSING THRU A HEADING OF ABOUT 170 DEG WHEN THE ACFT STALLED. REPORTEDLY, THE PLT WAS TIGHTENING HIS TURN TO PRECLUDE OVERSHOOTING & WAS AT APRX 130 FT AGL WHEN THE STALL OCCURRED. THE ACFT IMPACTED ON ITS LEFT WING & CARTWHEELED TO A STOP. THE PLT REPORTED THE WIND WAS FROM 180 DEG AT 15 GUSTING 20 KTS.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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