NTSB Identification: FTW68A0017
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N6135Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-1044  67/8/11    COWETA,OKLA         PIPER PA-25         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 38, 4000
        TIME - 0745                    N6135Z              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 3000 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           AIRFRAME FAILURE: IN FLIGHT                              IN FLIGHT: PULLUP FROM SWATH RUN
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - WINGS: WING ATTACHMENT FITTINGS,BOLTS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - POOR WELD
           PERSONNEL - PRODUCTION-DESIGN-PERSONNEL: SUBSTANDARD QUALITY CONTROL
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - SEPARATION IN FLIGHT
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - COTTON                                    TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED                            CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT                  TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- RT WING SPAR LUGS FAILED.IMPROPER WELD DURING ACFT ASSEMBLY.

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