NTSB Identification: MKC88DPG02A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36669.
Accident occurred Friday, July 29, 1988 in ALMYRA, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: SNOW 600-S2C, registration: N1671S
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

TWO AG AIRCRAFT WERE SPRAYING THE SAME FIELD. ACCORDING TO SEVERAL WITNESSES, 1671S WAS HEADING SOUTH AND 3660X WAS HEADING EAST. BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE SPRAYING OPERATION BUT DID NOT SEEM TO THE WITNESSES TO BE COORDINATING WITH EACH OTHER. 3660X HAD STARTED A LEFT TURN TO A NORTHERLY DIRECTION WHEN 1671S PULLED UP AND COLLIDED WITH 3660X. BOTH AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE TERRAIN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE COLLISION.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

COMMUNICATIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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