NTSB Identification: LAX83LA009
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 26, 1982 in COOLIDGE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/26/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N6628Q
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.
THE PILOT STATED THAT HE FLEW INTO A DUST DEVIL WHILE IN A DOWNWIND, PROCEDURE TURN AND THE AIRCRAFT STALLED. REPORTEDLY, HE DUMPED HIS LOAD AND APPLIED FULL POWER, BUT HE WAS ABLE TO RECOVER BEFORE THE PLANE HIT THE GROUND, LEFT WING FIRST. THE PILOT REPORTED THE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 10 KNOTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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