NTSB Identification: MKC83LA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21927.
Accident occurred Friday, August 05, 1983 in LUDELL, KS
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N4739Y
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 STALLED AND CRASHED DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION MANEUVER. THE PILOT SAID THE HEAVILY LOADED ACFT STALLED DURING A TURN. THE ACCIDENT SITE ELEVATION IS ABOUT 3000 FT AND THE TEMPERATURE WAS 90 DEGREES F. THE DENSITY ALT WAS ABOUT 5500 FT. THE PILOT ALSO NOTED MODERATE TURBULENCE IN THE AREA. THE PILOT RECOMMENDATION FOR PREVENTION OF THIS TYPE ACCIDENT IS TO THINK MORE OF THE 'SAFETY OF THE TURNS' RATHER THAN THE TIME SAVED BY STEEP TURNS.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOAD JETTISON..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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