NTSB Identification: FTW85LA330.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29056.
Accident occurred Friday, August 23, 1985 in OAK RIDGE, LA
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-400, registration: N3656N
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 THE ACFT 'SAGGED' (SETTLED) DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION MANEUVER AND HE LEVELED THE WINGS TO LET IT RECOVER. HOWEVER, HE DID NOT ADD POWER, FLAPS, OR DUMP THE LOAD OF ALMOST 300 GALLONS OF SPRAY MATERIAL HE WAS CARRYING SINCE HE THOUGHT IT WOULD REGAIN ITS LIFT IN A MOMENT. THE CONDITION DETERIORATED EVEN FURTHER UNTIL IMPACT WITH THE GROUND OCCURRED.

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:

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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