NTSB Identification: CHI01LA288.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, August 22, 2001 in Almond, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/24/2002
Aircraft: Cessna 188, registration: N91138
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane sustained substantial damage when it impacted the ground while spraying a field of corn. The pilot reported, "Upon arrival at the field, it became evident my spray pump was inoperative. My attention was diverted for a moment as I was trying to solve the problem, and my wheels got in the crop. I was unable to recover. The terrain was a flat cornfield and the wreckage was all intact in one spot."

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

the pilot failed to maintain clearance from the corn crop. Additional factors were the inoperative spray pump, the corn crop, and the pilot's diverted attention.

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