NTSB Identification: FTW76FQG03
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N4859Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1759   75/7/8    PETERSBURG,TX       PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 23, 309
        TIME - 1708                    N4859Y              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 96 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PETERSBURG,TX               LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED CLEARANCE
           MISCELLANEOUS - VORTEX TURBULENCE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -   85                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - GRAIN FIELDS                              TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - DRY CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                 GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED                             CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT                  TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  3300                SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
          PROCEDURE TURNAROUND - SECOND 1/3 TURN
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- FORMATION FLT OF 2 ACFT.

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