Monday, May 8, 2017

Grumman G-164B Super Ag Cat, N6944K, Wilson Flying Service Inc: Accident occurred May 08, 2017 in Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA267 
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, May 08, 2017 in Walnut Ridge, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/2017
Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G 164, registration: N6944K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during a go-around, the airplane veered to the left off the runway. He added that the main landing gear went into the mud, and the airplane nosed over. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The automated weather observation system about 4 nautical miles from the accident site reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 200° at 6 knots. The Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that the pilot landed to the north. 

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the go-around with a tailwind.

 Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Registered Owner: Wilson Flying Service Inc

Operator: Wilson Flying Service Inc


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA267
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, May 08, 2017 in Walnut Ridge, AR
Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G 164, registration: N6944K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during a go-around, the airplane veered to the left off the runway. He added that, the main landing gear went into the mud and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.


The automated weather observation system about 4 nautical miles from the accident site reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 200° at 6 knots. The Federal Aviation Administration Inspector reported that the pilot landed to the north.


WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) -  A man walked away without a scratch after his crop duster made a crash landing in Lawrence County Monday morning.

According to Chris Jones with the Lawrence Co. Office of Emergency Management, the crash happened around 9 a.m. at Wilson Flying Service, Highway 34 North.

The pilot was reportedly landing at the airstrip when his aircraft slid off the runway and turned over.

Jones said it is unknown what caused the crash. Though the plane was damaged, no injuries were reported.

The Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s Office, the Lawrence Co. Office of Emergency Management and the Walnut Ridge Fire Department all assisted in this accident.

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