NTSB Identification: CHI94LA233.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 19, 1994 in TRIBUNE, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6580Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THAT AFTER FLYING OVER POWERLINES, HE LEVELED THE AIRPLANE ABOUT 4 FEET ABOVE THE CORN CROP. AS HE WAS OPENING THE SPRAY VALVE, THE AIRPLANE SETTLED INTO THE CORN. THE PILOT STATED HE FELT HE HAD HIT A DUST DEVIL OR SOME BAD AIR.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's failure to maintain clearance above the corn crop during the swath run.

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