NTSB Identification: NYC87DHD05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38253.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 23, 1987 in MULLICA HILL, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-400, registration: N2412X
Injuries: 1 Minor.

THE PILOT OF THE PA-36 WAS SPRAYING CHEMICALS ON TREES FOR CONTROL OF THE GYPSY MOTH. HE REPORTED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR POWER LINES AND DUMPED HIS LOAD. THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED TO THE GROUND. THE FAA REPORTED THAT THE WEIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT EXCEEDED THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE GROSS WEIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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