NTSB Identification: FTW82FQG15
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, March 04, 1982 in FLOYDADA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/04/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36, registration: N2394Y
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 AIRCRAFT CRASHED ABOUT 500 FT NORTH OF THE FIELD THAT WAS BEING SPRAYED. AFTER IMPACT, IT TRAVELED ABOUT 90 FT ON A HEADING OF 060 DEGREES. GREEN GLASS FRAGMENTS WERE FOUND AT THE INITIAL IMPACT POINT AS WELL AS PROPELLER SLASH MARKS THAT WERE NEARBY. NO KNOWN WITNESSES OBSERVED THE CRASH. THE FLAGGER REPORTED THAT HE HAD DEPARTED WHEN THE PILOT HAD COMPLETED SPRAYING EXCEPT FOR CLEANUP SWATHS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND

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