Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Grumman-Schweizer G-164B, O'Briens Flying Service, Inc., N8400K: Accident occurred May 04, 2016 in Iowa, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

O'BRIENS FLYING SERVICE INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N8400K 

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA173
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 04, 2016 in Iowa, LA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G 164B, registration: N8400K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On May 4, 2016, about 1130 central daylight time, a Grumman G-164B airplane, N8400K, was substantially damaged while landing at O'Brien Flying Service Airport (LA71), Ames, Louisiana. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by O'Briens Flying Service, Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial spraying flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, with no flight plan filed. The local flight departed a private airport at 1110. 

The pilot stated he was conducting spray operations since 0730. While landing at the private (satellite) airport, he noticed the right brake was not operating. The pilot executed a go-around and diverted to LA71, based on his desire to land on a longer/wider runway. While landing on Runway 3, the airplane drifted left and he attempted to go-around. The airplane subsequently impacted a fence, which damaged both wings.

At 1153, the weather observation station at Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH), Lake Charles, Louisiana, located about 13 miles southwest of the accident site, reported the following conditions: wind 330 degrees at 11 knots, 10 miles visibility, clear skies, temperature 30 degrees C, dew point 11 degrees C, altimeter setting 30.03 inches of mercury.

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