NTSB Identification: LAX87DVG02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34610.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 14, 1987 in WILLIAMS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N7162Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLT, THE PLT WAS PARALLELING A CANAL WHEN THE RIGHT WING BECAME ENTANGLED IN WEEDS AND CONTACTED THE CANAL. THE ACFT BEGAN A RIGHT TURN WHEN THE ACFT SLOWED AND THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR CONTACTED THE TERRAIN. THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS REPORTED.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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