NTSB Identification: FTW82DA089
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 10, 1982 in OBERLIN, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1983
Aircraft: ROCKWELL S-2R, registration: N8466V
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

AS THE PILOT WAS COMPLETING A SPRAY RUN, HE STARTED TO CLOSE THE HOPPER, BUT IT FELT TO HIM THAT THE HANDLE HAD BROKEN. HE LOOKED INSIDE THE COCKPIT MOMENTARILY. WHEN HE LOOKED BACK OUTSIDE, THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEGUN A DESCENT. IT WAS TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND TO RECOVER PRIOR TO IMPACT.

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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