DFW05CA084
DFW05CA084

On March 10, 2005, approximately 0930 central standard time, an agricultural Grumman G-164A single-engine tail-wheel equipped airplane, N5327, sustained substantial damage when it nosed over during landing roll at a private airstrip, near Gilbert, Louisiana. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. The local flight originated from the private airstrip at 0845.

The 1,550-hour pilot reported in the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2) that as the main wheels touched the dirt runway, the airplane "pulled to the right and forward." Subsequently, the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted approximately 1,300 feet from the approach end of the runway. The private airstrip features a single dirt runway, approximately 2,600-feet long and 125-feet wide.

Examination of the airplane by the pilot revealed that right main landing gear tire was deflated. The outboard section of the left wing was bent downwards and the vertical stabilizer and rudder were crushed.

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