NTSB Identification: ATL84LA199.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25498.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 13, 1984 in HOLLANDALE, MS
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N731XJ
Injuries: 1 Fatal,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.
TWO ACFT WERE SPRAYING SAME FIELD. A FARM HAND WAS USED AS FLAGGER TO MARK LAST CROP ROW SPRAYED. FLAGGER USED FOR LAST TWO SEASONS AND BRIEFED PREVIOUSLY ON FLAGGING OPERATIONS BY THE PILOT/FARM OWNER. FLAGGER WAS NOT BRIEFED WHERE TO BEGIN COUNTING CROP ROWS THIS DAY. THE FLAGGER WAS POSITIONED TOO CLOSE TO THE FLD APCH END TO WALK CLEAR OF THE ACFTONCE THE SPRAY RUN HAD BEGUN. PLT OF SECOND ACFT BEGAN FIRST RUN AFTER COMPLETION OF FIRST SWATH BY FIRST ACFT. AFTER PASSING OVER TREES THAT LINED APCH END OF FIELD PLT LOOKED AWAY FROM FLAGGER TO SPOT FIRST ACFT. WHEN PLT LOOKED BACK TOFLAGGER, PLT SAID, THE FLAGGER WAS WALKING PARALLEL TO CROP ROWS WITH BACK TO APPROACHING ACFT. MEDICAL REPORT INDICATEDTHAT FLAGGERS INJURIES WERE TO HER RIGHT SIDE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..OTHER PERSON
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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