NTSB Identification: FTW78DRA16
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N6865Q

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0804  78/4/26    EL CAMPO,TX         GRUMMAN G-164A      CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1430                    N6865Q              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        AGE 43, 15795 TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, 6500 IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - THOMPSON FLYERS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          EL CAMPO,TX                 LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE AND CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - JETTISONED LOAD
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 9999                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - RICE                                      TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - USED                                           CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED                             CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT                  TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  95                  SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- AIRCRAFT RETURNED TO LANDING STRIP.

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