NTSB Identification: SEA85LA149.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27955.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 25, 1985 in WENATCHEE, WA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235-C, registration: N7396Z
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 APPLICATIONS MANEUVER THE ENGINE CEASED OPERATING AND A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN AN ORCHARD IN BETWEEN APPLE TREE ROWS. ENGINE AND AIRCRAFT INSPECTION COULD NOT REVEAL ANY ABNORMALITIES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A VERY DIRTY, PARTIALLY CLOGGED MAIN FUEL FILTER. THE ENGINE WAS TEST RUN FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FILTER..DETERIORATED

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

FUEL SYSTEM,SCREEN..DIRTY(FOGGY)

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