NTSB Identification: CHI90DEC02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42295.
Accident occurred Monday, June 04, 1990 in SANDUSKY, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/12/1993
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER G-164C, registration: N8095K
Injuries: 1 Minor.

THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING A TURN-AROUND MANEUVER AT THE END OF A SWATH RUN, THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO SETTLE AND HE JETTISONED THE CHEMICAL LOAD. THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED TO SETTLE AND CRASHED INTO A WOODED AREA. WHERE IT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. POST-ACCIDENT INSPECTION FAILED TO REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION OF THE AIRPLANE OR ENGINE.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED DURING THE SWATH RUN TURN.

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