On December 1, 1993, at 0901 central standard time, a Grumman G-164A, N4582, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Parkin, Arkansas. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the ferry flight. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the operator, the purpose of the flight was to ferry the agricultural airplane to a nearby airstrip to wash and clean the airplane. The operator was told by the pilot that the loss of power occurred as the airplane was over the departure end of the 1,700 foot airstrip, at approximately 50 to 60 feet above the ground. The pilot further stated that due to his altitude and airspeed, he elected to land straight ahead in an open wheat field.
The airplane nosed over, coming to rest in the inverted position. Damage to the airplane included structural damage to the upper airfoil, fracturing of the rudder and vertical stabilizer, and compression damage to the engine cowling.
A detailed examination of the engine by the owner did not reveal any mechanical defects or anomalies that would have prevented normal engine operation.