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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133307
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic G164 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-164A Ag-Cat
Owner/operator:Sunrise Dusters, Inc.
Registration: N8649H
MSN: 1445
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Davis, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
On January 19, 1994, about 1645 hours Pacific standard time, a Grumman 164A, N8649H, collided with terrain about 2 miles southeast of Davis, California. The pilot was conducting a visual flight rules (VFR) local aerial application flight under 14 CFR Part 137. The airplane, registered to and operated by Sunrise Dusters, Inc., Knights Landing, California, was destroyed. The certificated commercial pilot, the sole occupant, received serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight originated at Martin Brothers airstrip, Davis, California, at 1620 hours.

The pilot submitted a Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report, NTSB Form 6120.1/2. He said in the report that during a swath run the airplane struck a dirt bank. He also indicated the airplane did not experience any preimpact malfunctions or failures.
PROBABLE CAUSE:was that the pilot misjudged the airplane's altitude during the swath run.


NTSB id 20001206X00644

Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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