NTSB Identification: DEN77FTC19
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-3A, registration: N459

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2067  77/7/18  NR.SHERIDAN,WY        DOUGLAS DC-3A       CR-  2  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 56, 8530
        TIME - 0535                    N459                PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 3000 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SHERIDAN,WY                 RETURN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           STALL: SPIRAL                                            IN FLIGHT: PROCEDURE TURNAROUND
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FLEW INTO BLIND CANYON
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - OTHER                                     TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                 GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - NOT AVAILABLE
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - AFT OF PILOT                      TERRAIN-TYPE -ROLLING
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  4200                              HILLY
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM                          PROCEDURE TURNAROUND - SECOND 1/3 TURN
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- SPRAYING PASTURE LAND FOR GRASSHOPPERS

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