NTSB Identification: LAX82DVA12
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, February 11, 1982 in VALLEY HOME, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/11/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N6659Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING TAKEOFF, THERE WAS A PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER AND THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED BACK TO THE GROUND. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON SOFT TERRAIN ABOUT 1/4 MILE FROM THE RUNWAY AND FLIPPED OVER. THE AIRCRAFT CAUGHT ON FIRE AND BURNED WHILE IT WAS BEING MOVED AFTER THE ACCIDENT. REPORTEDLY, FUEL HAD BECOME TRAPPED IN THE FUSELAGE AND THE BATTERY HAD NOT BEEN DISCONNECTED. AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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