NTSB Identification: ATL83LA210.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22447.
Accident occurred Friday, June 03, 1983 in ALLIGATOR, MS
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N701Y
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 COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN DURING AN TURN TO REVERSE DIRECTION ON AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLT. THE PLT SAID HE ENCOUNTERED A WIND SHEAR DURING THE TURN AND WAS UNABLE TO ARREST THE DESCENT. THE ACFT IMPACTED ON THE MAIN GEAR AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE NEAREST WEATHER REPORTING STATION WAS MEMPHIS AND THEY REPORTED WINDS FROM 180 DEGREES AT9 KTS. NO UNUSUAL WEATHER WAS REPORTED.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LEVEL OFF..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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