Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Grumman G-164B, N3629E: Fatal accident occurred March 27, 2018 in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California

Tyler Graham Haymore
Marysville, California
1988 - 2018

Tyler passed away on March 27, 2018 while doing what he loved as an agricultural pilot, in Tracy, California. He lived life to the fullest and was blessed to be living his dream. Tyler was blessed with a beautiful and loving wife, a career he was passionate about, and was part of a loving pack (he and his siblings) that never wanted to be separated from each other, as well as a family who loved him immensely, and a multitude of extended family and friends who were so blessed by Tyler's love for them.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

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

Haley's Flying Service Inc:http://registry.faa.gov/N3629E 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: Stockton, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA113
Date & Time: 03/27/2018, 1405 PDT
Registration: N3629E
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On March 27, 2018, about 1405 Pacific daylight time, a Schweizer Aircraft Corporation G-164 B restricted category agricultural airplane, N3629E, was substantially damaged after colliding with high transmission powerlines and subsequent impact with terrain about 10 nautical miles southwest of Stockton, California. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. That aerial application flight was being operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137, and a flight plan was not filed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which departed the operator's private airstrip about 30 minutes prior to the time of the accident.

A company ground crewman who witnessed the accident reported that the pilot had finished spraying the 95-acre alfalfa field and was in the process of trimming up around two sets of transmission towers that ran parallel and diagonally through the field in a southwest to northeast direction. The accident occurred when the airplane, flying from north to south, collided with the second set of wires that the pilot was attempting to fly under while making a trim/cleanup pass. The crewman stated that following impact with the wires the airplane impacted terrain in a steep nose down attitude. There was no postcrash fire. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: SCHWEIZER AIRCRAFT CORP
Registration: N3629E
Model/Series: G 164B B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: SCK, 33 ft msl
Observation Time: 1355 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 320°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Tracy, CA
Destination: Tracy, CA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  37.847778, -121.516111 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov

A crop duster pilot was killed when the biplane he was flying struck a line on a power transmission tower and crashed in a field north of Clifton Court Road shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office identified the pilot Wednesday morning as Tyler Graham Haymore, 29, of Tracy. 

Ian Gregor, a communications manager for the Federal Aviation Administration Pacific Division, said in a statement that the Schweizer G-164B Ag-Cat crop duster crashed under unknown circumstances near the 16500 block of Clifton Court Road.

The FAA aircraft registry shows the plane registered to Haley Flying Service Inc., 15971 S. Tracy Blvd.

The airplane crashed upside down south of the power transmission towers, with the engine and other parts spread over an area roughly 70 feet from the main body of the plane.

A power line could be seen dangling from a transmission tower, and other lines were sagging into the field where the airplane crashed. The transmission lines that fell damaged other power lines on Bonetti Road to the west. A Pacific Gas & Electric Co. crew was working to repair the damaged power lines.

Chris O’Neil, chief of media relations for the National Transportation Safety Board, said Wednesday morning that the preliminary investigation described a chain of events beginning when the plane struck the power line.

“The pilot was flying by visual flight rules, and in the operation of crop dusting, it struck a suspended wire, resulting in loss of control and the crash,” O’Neil said. “Why the aircraft struck the wire is yet to be seen.”

He said an employee of Haley Flying Service witnessed the crash and gave an account, so the NTSB would not need to send an investigator to the scene.

Fire engines from Tracy, Mountain House and French Camp were called to the scene at 2:11 p.m. along with sheriff’s deputies.

Battalion Chief Scott Arganbright of Tracy Fire Department said the pilot was killed in the crash. A fire department hazmat team was called to decontaminate Haymore’s body and the plane because of the insecticide that spilled in the wreck.

Arganbright said the insecticide that the crop duster was spraying in the area was confined to the crash scene and did not pose a threat to people living nearby.

O’Neil said the final report on the crash could take anywhere from 12 to 24 months to complete, depending on access to records. He added that the NTSB instigates nearly 1,300 general aviation accidents each year, some of which include fatalities.

Original article ➤  http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com

STOCKTON -- A crop duster crashed into the middle of a field just outside of Tracy Tuesday, taking out power lines before it hit the ground.

The Federal Aviation Administration reports around 2 p.m. the plane crashed near Clifton Court Road.

The pilot was killed, officials said. His identity has not been released.

Transmission and power lines were hit in the crash, according to Pacific Gas and Electric. Power to 25 customers north of Tracy went out around 2:10 p.m. Crews are working to fix the damage and PG&E estimates power could be restored by around 6:15 p.m.

The plane was identified by the FAA as a Schweizer G-164B crop duster. It was registered to Haley's Flying Service out of Tracy.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://fox40.com

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