NTSB Identification: LAX93LA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52282.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 11, 1993 in RACHAEL, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/15/1993
Aircraft: Eagle Aircraft Co. DW-1, registration: N8805D
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.
THE AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT DEPARTED FROM A PRIVATELY OWNED ROAD. BEFORE DEPARTING ON THE FLIGHT AN UNIDENTIFIED PICKUP TRUCK STOPPED ON THE ROAD AND DID NOT MOVE. THE PILOT ELECTED TO TAKEOFF AWAY FROM THE TRUCK. THE AIRPLANE'S LEFT WING STRUCK A SIGN. THE AIRPLANE SETTLED TO THE GROUND CAUSING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT WING AND MAIN LANDING GEAR.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT POOR PREFLIGHT PLANNING AND PREPARATION. THE ROAD SIGN WAS A FACTOR RELATING TO THIS ACCIDENT.
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