NTSB Identification: OAK71FVA04
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N4828Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3021  70/7/14    CORCORAN,CALIF      PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 2200                    N4828Y              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        AGE 34, 4000 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            400 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CORCORAN
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          CORCORAN,CALIF              LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: CROP                                      IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED CLEARANCE
           MISCELLANEOUS - EVASIVE MANEUVER TO AVOID COLLISION
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH VEGETATION
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  400                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - OTHER                                     TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT                  TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  200                 SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - DOWNWIND
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- DOVE TO AVOID WIRES,GR CAUGHT SAFFLOWER CROP. NITE OPERATION.

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