Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Grumman-Schweizer G-164B Ag-Cat, N8422K: Accident occurred July 19, 2021 and Incident occurred March 12, 2016

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; Des Moines, Iowa

Thompson Aero Inc

Location: Amana, IA 
Accident Number: CEN21LA329
Date & Time: July 19, 2021, 14:10 Local
Registration: N8422K
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On July 19, 2021, about 1410 central daylight time, a Grumman G-164B agricultural airplane, N8422K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Amana, Iowa. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

The initial report indicated that the airplane’s engine lost power shortly after departure from runway 22. The airplane was loaded with 420 gallons of fungicide and climbed to about 30 ft above ground level before the engine lost power. The airplane settled back onto the runway before it departed off the end of the runway and into a cornfield. The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and wings.

The airplane wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N8422K
Model/Series: G-164B 
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: KCID,868 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Wind
Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 20°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4100 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Amana, IA
Destination: Amana, IA

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: 41.794664,-91.865018 (est)

IOWA COUNTY, Iowa — A man piloting a crop duster survived a crash into a cornfield when the plane had trouble taking off Monday afternoon.

The Iowa County Sheriff's Office says Robert Garrett, 45, was able to walk away from the crash uninjured.

Garrett said the plane lost power as he was attempting to take off at the Amana Airport.

The plane crashed just west of the runway around 2:10 p.m.

The Grumman-Schweizer G-164B Ag-Cat was laying upside down in the cornfield. No one on the ground was hurt either.

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to investigate the crash this week.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

March 12, 2016:  Aircraft force landed in a field and the gear collapsed - Bell City,  Calcasieu Parish,  Louisiana.

O'Briens Flying Service Inc 

Date:  12-MAR-16
Time:  17:00:00Z
Regis#:  N8422K
Aircraft Make:  GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model:  G164
Event Type:  Incident
Highest Injury:  None
Damage:  Minor
Flight Phase:  LANDING (LDG)
State:  Louisiana

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