NTSB Identification: CHI84LA238.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25404.
Accident occurred Friday, June 15, 1984 in LEROY, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-300, registration: N59662
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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES WHILE TURNING DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION MISSION. THE PLT SAID THAT THE ACFT STARTED LOSING ALTITUDE IN THE TURN AND DESPITE APPLICATION OF FULL POWER IT CONTINUED TO SETTLE UNTIL TREES WERE HIT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING PREVIOUS FLIGHTS HE HAD PROBLEMS RETRACTING THE FLAPS. HE SAID THAT DURING THIS TURN HE EXTENDED THE FLAPS. THE FLAPS WERE UP AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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