Loaded With 420 Gallons Of Fungicide And Climbed To About 30 Ft AGL Before The Engine Lost Power

Location: Amana, IA Accident Number: CEN21LA329
Date & Time: July 19, 2021, 14:10 Local Registration: N8422K
Aircraft: Grumman Acft Eng Corschweizer
G-164B 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.

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