NTSB Identification: WPR14LA201
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Biggs, CA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER AIRCRAFT CORP G 164B, registration: N3633C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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On May 13, 2014, at 1320 Pacific daylight time, a Schweizer Aircraft Corporation G-164B Ag Cat, N3633C, impacted terrain shortly after departing from Jones/Ag-Aviation Airport, Biggs, California. CW Equipment Rentals, Inc., owned the airplane and Williams Ag Service, Inc., was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137 as a local aerial application flight. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan had not been filed.
According to the operator, the accident flight was to be the pilot's seventh flight of the day in that airplane. The pilot had landed just prior to the accident, and subsequently departed with a full load of seed. During takeoff the engine experienced a loss of power and collided with a berm about 200 feet from the end of the runway. The airplane sustained damage to the firewall during the accident sequence.
A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector examined the airplane after the accident occurred. He stated that there was no visual evidence of a catastrophic mechanical malfunction. The engine will be examined at a later date.
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