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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133194
Last updated: 18 March 2019
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Date:19-MAY-1994
Time:20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic G164 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-164
Owner/operator:Pro Air Service Inc
Registration: N551Y
C/n / msn: 116
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Hillsboro, ND -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On May 19, 1994, about 2000 central daylight time, a Grumman G-164, N551Y, operated by Pro Air Service, Inc. was destroyed during an aerial application swath run near Hillsboro, North Dakota. The solo commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. The local, 14 CFR Part 137 flight originated about 1930. A flight plan was not filed and visual meteorological conditions prevailed.

The pilot reported he "pulled up a little late and caught the top of a cottonwood tree" which damaged the leading edge of the left wing. He wrote "the airplane was still flying for a little bit, but as it slowed down it started to go into a spin. I got the spin stopped and I was trying to dump the load, but ran out of room and hit the ground."
PROBABLE CAUSE:the pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a tree.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001206X01245


Revision history:

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21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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