NTSB Identification: CEN09CA483
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, August 03, 2009 in Royal, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/19/2009
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6701Z
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 aerial application airplane, while spraying a field, descended into crops and sustained substantial damage on impact with the crops. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane reference the flight.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the crop during an aerial application maneuver.

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