NTSB Identification: FTW85LA298.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28047.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 25, 1985 in BONITA, LA
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT301, registration: N23257
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 STATED HE WAS THE SECOND OF TWO ACFT IN A FORMATION TAKEOFF AND HE ENCOUNTERED SEVERE WAKE TURBULENCE FROM THE OTHER ACFT (SAME TYPE). HE STATED THAT HE DUMPED HIS LOAD OF CHEMICALS BUT COULD NOT GET ABOVE THE PWR CURVE AND THE ACFT SETTLED INTO A BEAN FLD WHILE IN A THREE POINT ATTITUDE AND FLIPPED INVERTED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND
REMEDIAL ACTION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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