NTSB Identification: FTW00LA257.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 06, 2000 in SEGRAVES, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/17/2001
Aircraft: Air Tractor 402B, registration: N6174H
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot was applying chemical to a cotton field when the airplane encountered a 'large whirlwind.' The aircraft impacted an irrigation system separating both main landing gear. The pilot continued flying the airplane approximately one mile before executing a forced landing in a plowed field.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance with the irrigation system. A factor was the whirlwind weather condition.

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