NTSB Identification: CHI02CA194.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, July 17, 2002 in Browning, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/24/2002
Aircraft: Grumman G-164, registration: N623U
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 17, 2002, at 1245 central daylight time, a Grumman G-164, N623U, piloted by commercial pilot, was substantially damaged when it gradually descended into and impacted a field after making an agricultural application pass near Browning, Illinois. The airplane had departed Schuy-Rush Airport (5K4), Rushville, Illinois, for the local flight at 1230. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was operating under provisions of 14 CFR Part 137 at the time of the accident. The pilot was not injured.

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

the failure of the pilot-in-command to maintain sufficient airspeed while maneuvering. The initial stages of a stall/mush condition, and the low maneuvering altitude due to the agricultural application pass, were contributing factors.

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