Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Grumman G-164B Ag-Cat, N80083, Macy's Flying Service Inc: Accident occurred June 05, 2017 near Tulelake Municipal Airport (O81) Siskiyou County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Macy's Flying Service Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N80083

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA321

14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, June 05, 2017 in Tulelake, CA
Aircraft: AG-CAT CORPORATION G 164, registration: N80083

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


Aircraft on landing, crashed.

Date: 05-JUN-17
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N80083
Aircraft Make: AG CAT
Aircraft Model: G164
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: TULELAKE
State: CALIFORNIA

According to reports, a crop duster aircraft crashed Monday morning around 8:30 a.m. near the Tulelake Municipal Airport.

Tulelake City Hall, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, California State Police Department and Tulelake Police Department have not commented on the incident.

A representative of Macy’s Flying Service confirmed that the incident involved one of their aircraft, a Grumman G-164B Ag Cat, but that the aircraft has been returned to the homebase in Newell pending further Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation and Safety Board investigation.

Macy’s Flying Service confirmed the pilot is safe and relatively unharmed. 

Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation and Safety Board officials are expected to be at the scene of the crash Tuesday for additional investigation of the incident.

Macy’s Flying Service previously experienced a fatal crop duster crash in August 2014 when an aircraft struck a powerline. Crop dusting is considered one of the most dangerous aviation-related jobs available due to low-altitude flying near potential obstacles.

Original article can be found here: http://www.heraldandnews.com

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