NTSB Identification: MKC85LA190.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28670.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 17, 1985 in WILMOT, AR
Aircraft: PEZETEL M18 DROMADER, registration: N2620N
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.

AT LIFT-OFF FM A PRIVATE AG-STRIP THE PLT EXPERIENCED AN ABRUPT RIGHT YAW. THE PLT STATED HE COMPENSATED WITH LEFT PEDAL TO MAINTAIN STRAIGHT AND LEVEL FLT. THE PLT STATED HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE AND DROPPED HIS LOAD OF CHEMICAL DURING WHICH THE ACFT CONTINUED TO DESCEND TOWARDS THE GROUND. THE ACFT IMPACTED TERRAIN APPROXIMATELY 112 MILE OFF THE AG-STRIP. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT ONE OF THE SPRAY BOOMS WAS LOCATED JUST A SHORT DISTANCE OFF THE RUNWAY WHILE THE REMAINDER OF THE ACCESORIES WERE LOCATED RIGHT NEAR THE ACFT. THE ENGINE MOUNTING STRUCTURE WAS FOUND SEPARATED. METALLURGICAL TESTS SHOWED FAILURE TO BE FROM OVERLOAD. NO CONTROL FAILURE WAS OBSERVED.

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOAD JETTISON..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND

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