NTSB Identification: LAX89DUJ02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38436.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 23, 1988 in GLENDALE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N7229Z
Injuries: 1 Serious.

DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE RIGHT WING SUDDENLY WENT UP THEN DOWN. THE AIRPLANE ROLLED TO THE RIGHT AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN. INSPECTION OF THE AIRPLANE REVEALED THAT THE LIFT STRUT WAS BROKEN. EVIDENCE OF CORROSION WAS PRESENT AT THE BREAK ALONG WITH CORROSION NOTED THROUGHOUT THE AIRFRAME.

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

WING,BRACING STRUT..CORRODED

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

WING,BRACING STRUT..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..POOR..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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