NTSB Identification: CHI90DTG04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45464.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 12, 1990 in PARSHALL, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N7316Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

AERIAL APPLICATOR WAS RETURNING TO BASE AFTER COMPLETING A SPRAYING JOB WHEN HE SAW A PREVIOUSLY SPRAYED FIELD WHICH HE THOUGHT COULD STANT ONE MORE SWATH RUN. ON COMPLETION OF SWATH RUN PILOT INADVERTENTLY SECURED THE ENGINE MIXTURE INSTEAD OF THE SPRAY TANK SYSTEM. THE PILOT MADE A HARD LANDING IN AN ADJACENT WHEAT FIELD.

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

IMPROPER USE OF POWERPLANT CONTROLS.

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