NTSB Identification: FTW88LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36815.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 04, 1988 in DALHART, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N9248R
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AS THE AG AIRPLANE TRIED TO LEVEL OFF AT THE START OF THE SPRAY RUN, IT CONTINUED THE DESCENT INTO THE CORN AND FLIPPED FORWARD TO THE INVERTED POSITION. THE ELEVATION IN THE AREA WAS 4100 FT MSL AND THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS 5000 FT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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