NTSB Identification: DEN87FA091B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33553.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 08, 1987 in LAMAR, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-260, registration: N4941Y
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT HAD COMPLETED A FORMATION AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION AND WERE IN THE PROCESS OF SINGLE AIRPLANE SPRAYING AROUND THE PERIMETERS OF A FIELD. THEY COLLIDED AT 10 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND ON PERPENDICULAR FLIGHT PATHS, DESCENDED OUT OF CONTROL AND IMPACTED IN THE LEVEL FIELD.

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

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE

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