NTSB Identification: SEA76DYG03
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: EL TOMCAT MK5A, registration: N863Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3074   75/7/9    MOSES LAKE,WA       EL TOMCAT MK5A      CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0855                    N863Z               PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   AGE 30, 3134 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            57 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MOSES LAKE,WA               LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: CROP                                      IN FLIGHT: EN ROUTE TO RELOADING AREA
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH VEGETATION
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  731                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - GRAIN FIELDS                              TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                 GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - USED                                           CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES                             TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  1200                SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- FLYING AT 2FT ABOVE WHEAT FLD,CONTACTED CROP & FLIPPED OVR BEFORE STRIKING GND.NO MALFUNCTION FND.

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