NTSB Identification: FTW71FPG54
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N9131D

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1546  71/5/13    DEWITT,ARK          PIPER PA-18         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 28, 263
        TIME - 1730                    N9131D              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 30 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DEWITT,ARK                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
           TERRAIN - HIGH VEGETATION
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -   30                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - OTHER                                     TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - BELLY                             TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  195                 SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- PLT APRCH FLD OVER TALL TREES,FLARED OUT LATE,GR HIT OAT STALKS,CAME TO REST INVERTED.

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