NTSB Identification: FTW00LA006.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, October 05, 1999 in WELDON, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: WSK PZL Mielec M18, registration: N4779G
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 agricultural airplane was last seen spraying a field at 1600 on the day of the accident. The wreckage of the airplane was located at 1820 in a field located 1/2 mile north of the field where the airplane was seen spraying. According to a report by the local authorities, a beer can was found 'crushed between [the pilot's] lap and face.' Toxicological testing detected 159 mg/dL (0.159%) ethanol in blood and 178 mg/dL (0.178 %) ethanol in vitreous.

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

The cause of the accident was undetermined.

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