Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Schweizer G-164B, N8486K: Accident occurred June 04, 2020 in Lincoln, Placer County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

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


Location: Lincoln, CA
Accident Number: WPR20LA175
Date & Time: 06/04/2020, 0600 PDT
Registration: N8486K
Aircraft: Grumman G164
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On June 4, 2020, about 0600 Pacific daylight time, a Schweizer Aircraft Corp, N8486K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Lincoln, California. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 agricultural flight.

The pilot reported that on takeoff with a full load of rice, just as the tail was getting light, the airplane pulled hard to the left. The pilot was able to correct back to the right momentarily, however, the airplane pulled hard to the left a second time. The pilot then applied up elevator, was able to get airborne to about 10 feet above the ground before the airplane settled into an adjacent rice field where it came to rest inverted.

The airplane was recovered to a secured salvage facility for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Grumman
Registration: N8486K
Model/Series: G164 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: LHM, 121 ft msl
Observation Time: 0555
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / 12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:   10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.78 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lincoln, CA
Destination: Lincoln, CA  

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.923056, -121.470833

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