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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 123063
Last updated: 23 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic G164 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-164B Ag-Cat
Registration: N8376K
MSN: 675B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Viola Rd. between Pullman and Palouse, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Staley Airstrip, WA
Destination airport:Staley Airstrip, WA
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that the purpose of the agricultural flight was to spray a swath of field bordered by power lines. After making a pass, the pilot's attention was focused on a pole and he struck nearby power lines, which wrapped around the propeller. The pilot noticed a sudden loss in power and thought he could make it back to the airport. The engine then lost total power and the pilot initiated a forced landing in a field, resulting in a hard landing. The engine detached from the airplane and both wings and the fuselage sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from power lines while maneuvering.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

26 May 2021 N8376K Gaerte AG Service LLC 0 Franklin, south of Lakefield Airport (CQA/KCQA), Celina, OH sub


Revision history:

15-Jun-2011 01:55 RobertMB Added
15-Jun-2011 08:09 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
16-Jun-2011 07:00 RobertMB Updated [Time, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 16:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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