NTSB Identification: OAK71FVA24
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N898X

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1259  70/8/30    KERMAN,CALIF        GRUMMAN G-164A      CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0640                    N898X               PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   AGE 33, 7200 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            UNK/NR IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - DUSTER STRIP
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          KERMAN,CALIF                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           STALL                                                    TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: POORLY MAINTAINED RUNWAY SURFACE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 7000                       KIND OF OPERATION - DUSTING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - COTTON                                    TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - DRY CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - USED                                           CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          CRASH BAR - INSTALLED                                    TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT
          TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- DUMP VALVE OPEN.PLT INTENDED TO CLOSE GATE AFTER T/O.OBS SAW R WG DROP SHARPLY,STRIKE PHONE POLE.

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