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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133199
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Date:24-MAY-1994
Time:13:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic G164 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-164B
Owner/operator:Dewitt Flying Service
Registration: N48386
C/n / msn: 11B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Casscoe, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On May 24, 1994, at 1355 central daylight time, a Grumman G-164B, N48386, was destroyed while maneuvering near Casscoe, Arkansas. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the aerial application flight.

According to the pilot/operator report, the pilot had completed a swath run and had initiated a climb when he observed white smoke coming from the engine. During a left turn, a total loss of engine power occurred, and the engine seized. The dumped his load and initiated a 180 degree turn to the only suitable landing area available. After about 90 degrees of turn he realized that he was too low and slow to make the intended field. He leveled the wings and landed straight ahead. The airplane impacted the ground in a level attitude, and then bounced 50 feet into the air. The pilot moved the control stick to the full aft position and the nose dropped. The airplane impacted a ditch, the fuel tank ruptured, and a fire destroyed the aircraft. The cause of the power loss was not determined.
PROBABLE CAUSE:THE INADVERTENT STALL AND POWER LOSS FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS. A FACTOR WAS THE LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE FORCED LANDING.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001206X01300


Revision history:

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

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