NTSB Identification: FTW96LA374.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 01, 1996 in BROWNFIELD, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1997
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT-401, registration: N1502F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the operator, during the landing on a private ag-strip, a slight crosswind resulted in the airplane diverting into an adjacent cotton field. The airplane bounced across soft crop rows for 60 feet to 70 feet until the left landing gear collapsed, at which point the left wing struck the ground and the motor/prop struck the ground subsequently flipping the aircraft completely over.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing roll. A factor was the crosswind.

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