NTSB Identification: LAX78DUG05
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N6947Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3369   77/11/3 NR.BLYTHE,CA          PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 29, 345
        TIME - 1220                    N6947Z              PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 44 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         BLYTHE,CA                    LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: RETURN TO STRIP
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  345                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - LETTUCE                                   TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT                  TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  240                 SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- PILOT INADVERTENTLY FLEW INTO GRND,WAS LOOKING AT HOPPER TANK.

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