NTSB Identification: OAK68D0350
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N6864Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0884   68/4/8    HANFORD,CALIF       PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0930                    N6864Z              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        AGE 33, 7000 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            3500 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        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
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 5000                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - GRAIN FIELDS                              TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          GLOVES - NOT USED                                        GOGGLES - NOT USED
          CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED                            COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED
          CRASH BAR - INSTALLED                                    TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT
          TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT                                 ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  245
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- FLEW UNDER WIRES.SETTLED INTO WHEAT.

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