NTSB Identification: MIA82FKJ04
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, April 23, 1982 in MALONE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/23/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N6521K
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.
AFTER COMPLETING A SPRAY RUN THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO PULL UP IN A TIGHT LEFT TURN STRIKING A WATER TOWER APPROXIMATELY 5 FEET FROM THE TOP. THE AIRCRAFT SPIRALED DOWN AND CRASHED APPROXIMATELY 135 FEET FROM THE BASE OF THE TOWER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LOAD JETTISON..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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