NTSB Identification: DEN88LA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37502.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 15, 1988 in LUND, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N9764
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

THE PRIVATE PLT WAS SPRAYING CROPS DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT. DURING A RIGHT TURN AT THE END OF A SPRAY RUN, HE SAID HE DIVERTED HIS ATTENTION INTO THE COCKPIT TO CHECK THE METERING RATE, AND MAY HAVE INADVERTENTLY PUSHED THE CONTROL STICK FORWARD. WHEN HE LOOKED OUT AGAIN, HE SAW THAT THE LOW RIGHT WING WAS ABOUT TO HIT TREES. HE SAID HE TRIED TO LEVEL THE AIRCRAFT BUT THE RIGHT WING STRUCK THE TREES AND THE ACFT CARTWHEELED INTO A DIRT ROAD.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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