NTSB Identification: MIA83LA147.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20501.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 26, 1983 in JAY, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6770Z
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 A TREE WHILE MANEUVERING IN AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION. THE PILOT STATED THAT WHILE COMPLETING A RUN,TURBULENCE WAS ENCOUNTERED WHICH HE BELIEVES WAS RELATED TO A 20 ACRE FIELD BEING BURNED NEARBY. THE ACFT DESCENDED ABOUT 25 FEET IN THE TURBULENCE AND A TREE AT THE END OF THE FIELD COULD NOT BE CLEARED. THE COLLISION WITH THE TREE CAUSED LOSS OF CONTROL. THE ACFT ROLLED 360 DEGREES TO THE RIGHT WITH THE PILOT MANAGING TO GET WINGS LEVEL FOR IMPACT WITH THE GROUND.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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