NTSB Identification: FTW69F0065
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCB, registration: N9801Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2088  68/6/16    CONLEN,TEX          CHAMPION 7GCB       CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                PRIVATE, AGE 31, 450
        TIME - 1930                    N9801Y              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 46 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CONLEN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            IN FLIGHT: PROCEDURE TURNAROUND
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES: ELEVATOR ASSEMBLY,ATTACHMENTS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PREVIOUS DAMAGE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  150                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - GRAIN FIELDS                              TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE-NOT USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED                             CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - AFT OF PILOT                      TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  3600
        REMARKS- CRACKED WELD IN REAR TORQUE TUBE SUPPORT RESULTED IN TUBE FAILURE AND LOSS OF ELEVATOR CONTROL.

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