Friday, August 14, 2020

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

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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

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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