NTSB Identification: DEN83FTE12.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21898.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 31, 1983 in LAMAR, CO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-260, registration: N7606Z
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION MANEUVER. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE FINISHED THE SECOND SPRAY RUN AND WHILE IN A TURN THE ACFT HIT THE GROUND ON FLAT TERRAIN. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DID NOT REMEMBER ANYMOREABOUT THE FLT. A FUEL SPILL FIRE STARTED AFTER THE CRASH. THE CHEMICAL SPILL FROM THE RUPTURED HOPPER EXTINGUISHED THE BLAZE.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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