NTSB Identification: MIA69D0187
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N7331Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3654  68/9/28    BATESVILLE,MISS     PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1200                    N7331Z              PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   AGE 33, 3500 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            100 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - DUSTER STRIP
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY LOADED AIRCRAFT-WEIGHT-AND/OR C.G.
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  700                       KIND OF OPERATION - DEFOLIATION (LIQUID)
          KIND OF CROP - COTTON                                    TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- SPRAY LOAD TOO HEAVY FOR EXISTING CONDITIONS.HIT 15 FT LEVEE AT END OF 1800 FT STRIP.TEMP 90 DEG.

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