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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178002
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Type:Silhouette image of generic G164 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-164 Ag-Cat
Registration: N657Y
MSN: 265
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rexburg, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Rexburg, ID (RXE)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
After finishing his load and looking back to see where he had left off in the field, the pilot saw an irrigation pivot, which he subsequently impacted with the airplane's left wing. After both left wing panels collapsed the aircraft impacted the ground, coming to rest in an upright position. The pilot did not remember any further details of the accident, other than climbing out of the airplane. The pilot said he just made a mistake by misjudging the distance with the irrigation pivot.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from an object while maneuvering during an aerial application flight. Contributing factors were the pilot's diverted attention and the irrigation pivot.



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

2 Jul 1964 N657Y 0 Firebaugh CA w/o


Revision history:

21-Jul-2015 16:32 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:07 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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