NTSB Identification: MIA82FKJ05
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, August 02, 1982 in JAY, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/02/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N8921L
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 ACFT STALLED DURING A SPRAYING OPERATION. THE PLT RECEIVED HIS PRIVATE PILOT'S CERTIFICATE APPROXIMATELY FOUR MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. HE HAD NO FLT TIME LOGGED IN A PA-25 & NO INFORMATION COULD BE FOUND TO INDICATE THE PLT HAD RECEIVED ANY INSTRUCTION, GROUND OR FLT, IN AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS. THE PLT DID NOT HOLD A PART 137 CERTIFICATE. THE ACFT WAS BORROWED BY THE PLT FROM A PART 137 OPERATOR TO SPRAY HIS OWN CROPS.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INADEQUATE INITIAL TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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:

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT


Contributing Factors

IMPROPER DECISION..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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