NTSB Identification: CEN13LA322
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, June 06, 2013 in Covington, OK
Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164B, registration: N6754Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On June 6, 2013, at 1325 central daylight time, a Grumman G164B agricultural airplane, N6754Q, registered to Cassody Flying Service LLC of Covington, Oklahoma, was substantially damaged when it collided with terrain shortly after takeoff from Cade's Airport (0OK8), Covington, Oklahoma. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the vicinity and no flight plan was filed. The aerial application flight was being conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 137. The flight originated at 1324 from the Cade's Airport, Covington, Oklahoma.
The pilot reported that just after takeoff from a grass airstrip with a full load of chemicals in the hopper, the airplane was not gaining altitude as he expected. As the airplane was approaching a tree line, the pilot checked his engine performance instruments and they did not indicate a loss of power. As he started to increase the throttle, he saw the left wingtip of the airplane strike the ground, felt a hard bump, and the airplane turned to the left. The pilot then felt the airplane roll wings level, and then saw the right wing strike the ground. After that, the pilot recalls being upside down in the cockpit hanging by his shoulder harness. He released his restraint system and exited the airplane through the cockpit door.
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