NTSB Identification: MKC89DCA01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39481.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 14, 1989 in AUXVASSE, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/24/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6579Z
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

A WITNESS OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE FLYING TO THE NORTHWEST, BANKING TO THE NORTHEAST BEFORE IT SUDDENLY WENT INTO A 'TAILSPIN' AND CRASHED. THE WIND WAS OUT OF THE NORTHWEST AT 7 KNOTS. THE AIRPLANE WAS ENGAGED IN AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED, RESULTING IN AN INADVERTANT STALL.

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