NTSB Identification: FTW83FRG05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27878.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1983 in LYTTON SPRINGS, TX
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER CALLAIR A-9, registration: N7717V
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT CRASHED DURING A TURN-AROUND MANEUVER WHILE CONDUCTING AN AERIAL APPLICATION MISSION. THE ACFT HAD COMPLETED ABOUT 3 SPRAYING PATTERNS AFTER RELOADING AND WAS TURNING STEEPLY TO LINE UP FOR ANOTHER PASS WHEN THE NOSE DROPPED AND THE ACFT DESCENDED IN ABOUT A 60 DEGREE NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. AT GROUND IMPACT THE LEFT WING WAS ALSO DOWN ABOUT 45 DEGREES. NO EVIDENCE OF PHYSICAL OR MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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