NTSB Identification: SEA85LA197.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28684.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 21, 1985 in AMERICAN FALLS, ID
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-23-5B, registration: N76942
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.

WHILE DEPARTING INTO BRIGHT MORNING SUN FROM A ROAD TO SPRAY CROPS, THE PILOT PULLED UP TO AVOID POWER LINES. A DEPARTURE STALL WAS THEN ENTERED INTO. THE PILOT DUMPED HIS CHEMICAL PRIOR TO STRIKING THE GROUND HARD.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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