NTSB Identification: FTW76DPG63
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N8540L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1550  76/6/11  NR.WYNNE,AR           PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 32, 336
        TIME - 1530                    N8540L              PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 78 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HESS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         WYNNE,AR                     LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: BRAKING SYSTEM (NORMAL SYSTEM)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DETERIORATED
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  100                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - RICE                                      TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID 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
        REMARKS- O RING SEALS IN L BRAKE WORN.

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