NTSB Identification: FTW83LA275.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23291.
Accident occurred Monday, June 13, 1983 in NEWPORT, AR
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N6581
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, AFTER HE TOOK OFF, HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT & BEGAN DUMPING HIS LOAD OF 1500 LBS OF CHEMICALS. HE TURNED BACK TOWARD THE AIRSTRIP, BUT WAS FORCED TO LAND SHORT OF A BEAN FIELD. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT ROLLED INTO A SMALL DRAINAGE DITCH & THE LEFT MAIN GEAR FAILED. THE PLT DID NOT BELIEVE THE ENG WAS DEVELOPING FULL POWER, BUT NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE VERIFIED. THE ACFT STILL HAD CHEMICALS ON BOARD WHEN IT CRASHED. THE ACFT WAS 308 POUNDS OVER MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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