Friday, August 14, 2020

Schweizer G-164B Ag-Cat B, N8105K: Accident occurred August 03, 2020 in Alicia, Lawrence County, Arkansas

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Alicia, AR
Accident Number: CEN20LA327
Date & Time: 08/03/2020, 1400 CDT
Registration: N8105K
Aircraft: Grumman G164
Injuries:1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On August 3, 2020, about 1400 central daylight time, a Grumman G164 airplane, N8105K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Alicia, Arkansas. The commercial pilot suffered minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

The pilot stated that soon after takeoff from a private airstrip, a panel came loose on the right side of the airplane. Due to difficulties controlling the airplane, the pilot made a forced landing into a flooded rice field, which damaged both wings and fuselage. The airplane will be examined after recovery.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Grumman
Registration: N8105K
Model/Series: G164 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Swifton Aviation
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: KARG, 273 ft msl
Observation Time: 1356 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Alicia, AR (PRI)
Destination: Alicia, AR (PRI)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 35.894444, -91.125833

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