NTSB Identification: FTW84LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23943.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 16, 1984 in ALTUS, OK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-150, registration: N6090Z
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 ACFT CRASHED IN A WHEAT FIELD THAT WAS BEING SPRAY, THEN WAS DESTOYED BY A POST CRASH FIRE. ACCORDING TO THE OPERATOR, THE PLT WAS AT THE END OF A SWATH RUN WHEN HE GLANCED INTO THE COCKPIT TO VISUALLY CHECK HOW MUCH CHEMICAL WAS REMAINING IN THE HOPPER. REPORTEDLY, THIS DISTRACTION RESULTED IN THE PLT MISJUDGING HIS CLEARANCE ABOVE THE FIELD. THE PLT WAS BADLY BURNED & DIED FROM HIS INJURIES ON 3/13/84.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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