NTSB Identification: DEN85LA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27813.
Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 1985 in LEONARD, ND
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N4733Y
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.

DURING AN AERIAL SPRAY OPERATION, THE PLT RETURNED TO A FIELD WITH HIS 2ND CHEMICAL LOAD. AS HE DESCENDED OVER TREES TO BEGIN A SWATH RUN, HE BEGAN A FLARE, BUT THE ACFT CONTINUED DESCENDING & IMPACTED THE GROUND. THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR WAS TORN OFF & THE RIGHT LONGERON WAS BENT.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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