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Schweizer G-164B Ag-Cat B, N997QC: Accident occurred August 16, 2020 in Rice, Benton County, Minnesota

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; Minneapolis

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Rice, MN
Accident Number: CEN20CA341
Date & Time: August 16, 2020, 08:10 Local
Registration: N997QC
Aircraft: Grumman G164
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Grumman 
Registration: N997QC
Model/Series: G164 B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
On file Operating Certificate(s) Held:
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: LXL,1123 ft msl
Observation Time: 08:01 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Rice, MN (PVT) 
Destination: Rice, MN (PVT)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 45.785278,-94.200836