NTSB Identification: MKC82DA098
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, June 07, 1982 in BRONSON, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1983
Aircraft: WEATHERLY 201A, registration: N2934W
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS SPRAYING OVER ROLLING TERRAIN THAT WAS COVERED WITH TREES. WHILE ON HIS LAST PASS, HE STRUCK THE TOP OF A TREE WITH HIS LEFT WING. THE AIRCRAFT BECAME DIFFICULT TO CONTROL, AND THE PILOT ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. THE FIELD THAT HE SELECTED WAS MUDDY. DURING THE LANDING, THE LEFT MAIN STRUT FAILED. THERE WAS DAMAGE TO THE LEFT WING, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR, RIGHT WING, AND PROPELLER.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WING..FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD

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