NTSB Identification: CHI82FA174
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 19, 1982 in BLUE EARTH, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/19/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA A188, registration: N9819V
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 FLAGMAN STATED THAT DURING THE SWATH RUN THE ACFT WAS FOLLOWING THE CONTOUR OF THE FIELD. THE FLAGMAN THOUGHT THE PLT WAS GETTING CLOSE TO THE END OF THE FIELD & WAS ABOUT TO CALL HIM ON THE RADIO WHEN THE ACFT PULLED UP TO ABOUT A 45 DEG NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE LEFT WING THEN STRUCK A TREE. THIS WAS THE PLT'S FIRST AERIAL APPLICATION JOB FOR THE SEASON. THE PLT HAD PRACTICED AERIAL APPLICATION FOR TWO HOURS THE DAY BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

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

PULL-UP..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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