NTSB Identification: MKC90DPG02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41569.
Accident occurred Friday, June 01, 1990 in ALICIA, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1992
Aircraft: Aero Commander S-2R, registration: N8940Q
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

ACCORDING TO THE FLAGMAN FOR THE AERIAL APPLICATOR THE PILOT HAD COMPLETED HIS FIRST SWATH RUN AND INITIALLY PULLED UP AND TURNED RIGHT. HE THEN REVERSED HIS TURN TO THE LEFT IN ORDER TO ALIGN THE AIRPLANE FOR THE SECOND PASS. THE FLAGMAN OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE TO BE STILL IN THE LEFT TURN NEARING THE SWATH RUN HEADING WHEN THE RIGHT WING SEEMED TO GET TOO HIGH. HE STATED 'HIS RIGHT WING JUST SEEMED TO KEEP COMING OVER TILL HE WAS 3/4 COCKED AND GOING STRAIGHT DOWN TO THE GROUND.' AFTER CONTACTING WIRES THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND IN A RESIDENTIAL STREET AND WAS INVOLVED IN AN INTENSE POST CRASH FIRE.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTIAN AIRSPEED DURING THE TURN TO REVERSE DIRECTION FOR A SWATH RUN.

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