NTSB Identification: FTW81DRA27
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N974X

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0684   81/5/1    GARWOOD,TX          GRUMMAN G-164       CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 41, 7074
        TIME - 1730                    N974X               PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 2403 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - THOMPSON FLYERS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          GARWOOD,TX                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO ABORT TAKEOFF
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - LOAD NOT JETTISONED
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 7000                       KIND OF OPERATION - FERTILIZING (DUST)
          KIND OF CROP - RICE                                      TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - DRY CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                 GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED                             CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT                  ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  180
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        REMARKS- PRIOR TO TKOF HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS PASSED OVR AREA,WATER SEEPED INTO HOPPER INCG PAYLOAD.

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