NTSB Identification: ATL85LA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27834.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 07, 1985 in ASHBURN, GA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-260C, registration: N4796Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT WAS ON A FLT TO CLEAN THE SPRAY BOOM BY FLYING DOWN THE CENTER OF THE AIRSTRIP & DISPENSING A CLEANING SUBSTANCE THRU THE SPRAY BOOM. HE MADE ONE PASS DOWN THE STRIP, THEN ENTERED A PULL-UP TO THE RIGHT. HE STATED THAT HE THEN TURNED BACK TO THE LEFT & REDUCED POWER TO LAND IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. HOWEVER, HE SAW THAT THE ACFT WAS GOING TO OVERSHOOT THE RWY, SO HE TIGHTENED HIS TURN. THE ACFT STALLED WHILE IT WAS LESS THAN 100 FT AGL. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO RECOVER BEFORE THE ACFT HIT THE GROUND. IT IMPACTED IN AN UPRIGHT ATTITUDE & WAS DAMAGED. A FIRE THEN ERUPTED & DESTROYED THE ACFT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


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