NTSB Identification: OAK77DVG20
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N10259

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0429  77/3/21  NR.ESPARTO,CA         GRUMMAN G-164       CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                ATP,FLIGHT INSTR., AGE
        TIME - 1500                    N10259              PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   31, 3878 TOTAL HOURS, 670
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         ESPARTO,CA                   LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: CROP                                      TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO ABORT TAKEOFF
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - OPERATIONAL SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: DEFICIENCY,COMPANY MAINTAINED EQPMT,SERVICES,REGULATION
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED       KIND OF OPERATION - FERTILIZING (DUST)
          KIND OF CROP - GRAIN FIELDS                              TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - DRY CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                 GOGGLES - USED
          CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED                            CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT                  ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  200
        REMARKS- PLT STATED COMPANY POLICY WAS TO USE LESS THAN MAX POWER ON T/O FOR ENGINE LONGEVITY.

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