NTSB Identification: DEN86FTK04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32121.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 06, 1986 in CLEAR LAKE, SD
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N7121Z
Injuries: 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.

THERE WAS A POWER LINE ACROSS THE APPROACH TO THE FIELD BEING TREATED. THE PLT REPORTS THAT HE GOT TOO LOW DURING THE FLARE OUT FOR ENTRY TO THE SWATH RUN. THE WHEELS CONTACTED THE SUNFLOWER CROP AND THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND. A FIRE DEVELOPED DURING INITIAL IMPACT AND THE PLT SUSTAINED SERIOUS BURN INJURIES.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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