NTSB Identification: FTW69F0044
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7CCM, registration: N4711E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1839  68/6/18    GRUVER,TEX          CHAMPION 7CCM       CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                STUDENT, AGE 48, 1500
        TIME - 1815                    N4711E              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 250 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OBJECTS OR OBSTRUCTIONS
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -   20                       KIND OF OPERATION - DEFOLIATION (LIQUID)
          KIND OF CROP - GRAIN FIELDS                              TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          GLOVES - NOT USED                                        GOGGLES - NOT USED
          CRASH HELMET - NOT AVAILABLE                             COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED
          CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED                                TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - AFT OF PILOT
          TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT                                 ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  3500
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- STRUCK GUY WIRE OF IRRIGATION STANDPIPE.

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