NTSB Identification: LAX83LA222.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20427.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 07, 1983 in LODI, CA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN 164B, registration: N6530K
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 AIRCRAFT WAS ROLLING FOR TAKEOFF AT DAWN WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER CROP DUSTER TAXIING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTIONTHE AIRCRAFT TAKING OFF HAD ROLLED ABOUT 100 FEET WHEN THE PILOT SAW A RED LIGHT ON THE RUNWAY AND ABORTED THE TAKEOFF AND ATTEMPTED TO STOP OR EVADE THE LIGHT. ALL EFFORTS TO TURN OR STOP WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL IN AVOIDING A COLLISION AND ATAN ESTIMATED 5 MPH UNDER HEAVY BRAKING THE AIRCRAFT NOSED DOWN AND COLLIDED AT THE SAME TIME. THE FUEL TANKS OF BOTH AIRCRAFT RUPTURED AND FIRE ERUPTED IMMEDIATELY. THE TAXIING CROP DUSTER WAS NOT BEING OPERATED INCIDENT TO FLIGHT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DAWN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT MOVING ON GROUND

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