NTSB Identification: OAK69A0003
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N4574Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2051  68/7/16    CROWS LNDNG,CALIF   PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 35, 1218
        TIME - 0600                    N4574Y              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 314 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  1                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CROWS LDG NAS
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH AIRCRAFT: BOTH IN FLIGHT                  IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  509                       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 - INSTALLED                             TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM                                        ROLLING
         SPECIAL DATA
          SEGMENTS OF AVIATION INVOLVED - SMALL US GEN.AV.-SMALL US GEN.AV.
          CONTROLLING AGENCY - NO CONTROL                          CONTROL ZONE/AREA - NO
          CONVERGENCE ANGLE-DEGREES -  90                          HORIZONTAL COLLISION ANGLE-DEGREES -   90
          VERTICAL COLLISION ANGLE-DEGREES -  0                    EVASIVE ACTION TAKEN - NO
          ANTI-COLLISION LIGHTS - NOT INSTALLED
        REMARKS- PLT OF N4574Y FAILED TO ASSURE FIELD WAS CLEAR OF OTHER ACFT BEFORE STARTING SWATH RUN.

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