NTSB Identification: CHI90DCQ01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42323.
Accident occurred Friday, August 31, 1990 in MINGO, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA 36-300, registration: N2329Y
Injuries: 1 Minor.

WHILE CONDUCTING AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION, THE PLT SAID THAT DURING A MANEUVERING TURN, WITH A QUARTERING TAILWIND, THE ACFT SETTLED AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. THE PLT DID NOT DUMP HIS CHEMICAL LOAD BEFORE COLLIDING WITH THE TERRAIN.

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

INADEQUATE AIRSPEED RESULTING IN A STALL/MUSH BEING ENCOUNTERED BY THE PIC. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WERE A TAILWIND AND A LOAD JETTISON NOT PERFORMED.

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