Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Grumman G-164B Ag Cat, N62375: Accident occurred June 20, 2021 in Sedgwick, 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 Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas 
Honeywell; Phoenix, Arizona

Scott Flying Service Inc

Location: Sedgwick, AR
Accident Number: CEN21LA287
Date & Time: June 20, 2021, 07:00 Local
Registration: N62375
Aircraft: Grumman G164 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On June 20, 2021, about 0700 central daylight time, a Grumman G-164B airplane, N62375, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Sedgwick, Arkansas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial-application flight.

The pilot stated that he did not observe any anomalies during his preflight inspection, there was no contamination observed in fuel samples obtained from both airframe fuel filter canisters, and that he departed on the local flight with about 60 gallons of Jet-A aviation fuel and 2,300 lbs of dry urea fertilizer.

The pilot reported that he had completed 5-6 aerial-application passes over the intended rice field when the airplane had a total loss of engine power while in level flight. The pilot remarked that the sound of the engine went from normal to silent in conjunction with the total loss of engine power. The airplane impacted a levee and nosed over during the forced landing. The airplane’s empennage, aft fuselage, and engine mounts were substantially damaged during the accident.

The engine was subsequently removed from the airframe and shipped to the manufacturer where a detailed examination will be completed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Grumman 
Registration: N62375
Model/Series: G164 B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: ARG,279 ft msl
Observation Time: 06:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.82 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Fontaine, AR (PVT)
Destination: Sedgwick, AR

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 35.986718,-90.895871 (est)

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