NTSB Identification: MIA84FA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23682.
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 28, 1983 in SOUTH BAY, FL
Aircraft: GRUMMAN C-164, registration: N647U
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AS THE ACFT INITIATED A TURN TO START DUSTING, IT WAS OBSERVED TO LOSE ALTITUDE RAPIDLY & COLLIDE WITH THE GROUND. THE ACFT WAS 470 LBS OVER MAX GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT. THE AREA WAS AFFECTED BY GUSTY WINDS FROM THE SOUTH, & THE PLT'S INITIAL TURN TO THE FIELD WAS MADE TO THE NORTH(DOWNWIND). WX CONDITIONS WERE ALSO CONDUCIVE TO LOW LEVEL WINDSHEAR.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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