NTSB Identification: FTW78DRD26
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N7227

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1008  78/5/10    REDELL,LA           GRUMMAN G-164A      CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1430                    N7227               PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   AGE 44, 2807 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            350 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - LEANARD
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          REDELL,LA                   LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - IGNITION SYSTEM: SPARK PLUG
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  850                       KIND OF OPERATION - FERTILIZING (DUST)
          KIND OF CROP - RICE                                      TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - DRY CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    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 -  75
        REMARKS- 4 PLUGS MISFIRED AT 40-50PSI,2 PLUGS DID NOT FIRE AT ALL.

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