NTSB Identification: FTW85LA246.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28041.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 04, 1985 in FRIONA, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N731AS
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 LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND GROUND LOOPED OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY. THE PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO CHECK THE ADJUSTMENT OF THE ACFT'S SPRAY DISPENSING EQUIPMENT. TWENTY GALLONS OF WATER WERE ON BOARD TO BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CHEMICAL SPRAY. THE PLT STATED HE ALLOWED THE LEFT WING AND SPRAY APPARATUS TO CONTACT HIGH VEGETATION ALONG THE SIDE OF THE RWY DUE TO A LEFT CROSSWIND.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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