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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131835
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic G164 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-164B Ag-Cat
Registration: N6736Q
MSN: 250B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Enterprise, AL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:EDN
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, he departed Enterprise Airport with a full load of chemicals for aerial application to a nearby cotton field. Shortly after takeoff, the engine began to surge. He adjusted the propeller lever control to the 'high' position and turned the fuel boost pump 'on.' He elected to return to the airport and while on short final he observed another airplane pass beneath him. His airplane, although surging, had been producing sufficient power therefore, he executed a left 360 degree turn for spacing. When the turn was nearly complete, the engine lost all power and he maneuvered for an open field. The airplane collided with a tree and then the ground. Examination of the wreckage revealed that the wings, empennage, and fuselage were destroyed almost beyond recognition. The only recognizable portion of the engine was the power section and the entire turbine section was destroyed. A fuel sample of the Jet-A fuel used in the airplane showed no visible evidence of contamination. The airplane and engine were consumed by fire.

Probable Cause: The loss of engine power for undetermined reasons. Contributing to the severity of the accident was the in-flight collision with a tree during the forced landing.



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16 Jan 1984 N6736Q Tri-State Dusting 0 Homestead, FL w/o

Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Dec-2017 09:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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