NTSB Identification: LAX83LA425.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22806.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 20, 1983 in TRACY, CA
Aircraft: BOEING E75, registration: N4756V
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.

WHILE ON A FLT TO DISPENSE ORTHENE, A FILL LINE BEGAN LEAKING INTO THE COCKPIT. AFTER DISPENSING THE LOAD & WHILE RETURNING TO THE LANDING AREA AT ABOUT 30 FT AGL, THE PLT REACHED BELOW THE SEAT TO CHECK THE LEAK. WHILE HE WAS BENDING OVER TO LOCATE THE LEAK, THE ACFT FLEW INTO A BEAN FIELD. HE STATED THAT BEFORE HE LOOKED BACK OUT OF THE ACFT, THE RIGHT WING CAUGHT THE BEAN VINES & PULLED THE PLANE INTO THE FIELD.

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SPRAY/DUSTING EQUIPMENT..LEAK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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