NTSB Identification: CHI83LA008
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 05, 1982 in SPARTA, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/05/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA T188C, registration: N2892J
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITNESSES OBSERVED A NORMAL CLIMB OUT, BUT AS THE ACFT CLEARED TREES THE PLT BEGAN JETTISONING THE LOAD. THE PLT STATED THAT ABOUT 1/2 MI FROM THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 6 THE ACFT SEEMED TO MUSH & THEN DESCEND INTO THE TREES. THE WIND AT GRAND RAPIDS, 20 MI SOUTH, WAS 170/06. THE PLT WAS OPERATING HIS OWN ACFT TO SPRAY HIS OWN ORCHARD.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND




Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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