NTSB Identification: CHI06CA257.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, September 06, 2006 in Anamoose, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2006
Aircraft: Piper PA-25-235, registration: N8501L
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane sustained substantial damage when the airplane contacted terrain during an aerial application pass. The pilot stated, "I came into the field over trees and when I went to level off in the spray pass the airplane wouldn't level and I came into contact with the ground. This knocked the airplane sideways and it spun around and stopped." The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane in reference to the flight.

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

The pilot not maintaining altitude/clearance from terrain during the aerial application pass.

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