NTSB Identification: FTW86FRD25.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32532.
Accident occurred Monday, September 15, 1986 in MER ROUGE, LA
Aircraft: WSK PZL Mielec PZL-M18, registration: N2710L
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 PILOT PULLED UP STEEPLY AT THE END OF A SPRAY RUN AND STARTED A TURN-AROUND. DURING THIS TIME HE ALLOWED THE AIRSPEED TO BLEED OFF TO THE POINT AT WHICH THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND ENTERED A SPIN WITHOUT SUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO RECOVER BEFORE GROUND IMPACT OCCURRED. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION FAILED TO REVEAL EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT AIRCRAFT OR ENGINE PROBLEM.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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