NTSB Identification: SEA83LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20328.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 26, 1983 in WAVERLY, WA
Aircraft: Eagle Aircraft Co. DW-1, registration: N8809A
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 PILOT WAS ON AN AERIAL APPLICATION MISSION SPRAYING DRY FERTILIZER ON AN UPSLOPE WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT. HETURNED DOWNSLOPE AS THE ACFT SETTLED BUT WAS UNABLE TO PREVENT GROUND CONTACT. THE ACFT CONTACTED THE SOFT TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER TO AN INVERTED POSITION. THE WINDS WERE 10 TO 15 KTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THE PILOT WAS NOT INJURED.

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:

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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