NTSB Identification: FTW76DPG88
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N7779Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2040  76/7/27    MARION,AR           PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 42, 1112
        TIME - 1015                    N7779Z              PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 653 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MARION,AR                   LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: EN ROUTE TO TREAT CROP
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - UNWARRANTED LOW FLYING
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  668                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - OTHER                                     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
        REMARKS- PLT SAID HE HAD SMOKE IN COCKPIT. NO EVIDENCE FOUND.

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