NTSB Identification: FTW83LA241.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22971.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 18, 1983 in EDNA, TX
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N8941H
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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A DIRT BANK WHILE SPRAYING DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITY FROM SPRAY ON THE WINDSHIELD. AFTER THE COLLISION THE PLT REGAINED CONTROL OF THE ACFT AND FLEW BACK TO JACKSON COUNTY ARPT. THERE HE MADE A DEAD STICK LANDING ON A FLAT AREA ADJACENT TO RWY 32. ON TOUCHDOWN THE RADIAL ENGINE DUG INTO THE GROUND AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. BOTH MAINLANDING GEAR HAD BEEN COMPLETELY SHEARED OFF THE ACFT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION WARNING..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..PREVIOUS DAMAGE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DIRTY(FOGGY)

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