NTSB Identification: FTW72FRD07
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SNOW 600S2D, registration: N1778S

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2888   71/8/5    VACHERIE,LA         SNOW 600S2D         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 45, 10151
        TIME - 1000                    N1778S              PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 650 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - FARM STRIP
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          VACHERIE,LA                 LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: CROP                                      TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: WET RUNWAY
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 8000                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - OTHER                                     TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                 GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          CRASH BAR - INSTALLED                                    TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT
        REMARKS- OPNS PREVIOUSLY SUSPENDED DUE RAIN SHWRS. GR CAUGHT LARGE PUDDLE,ACFT SWERVED INTO SUGAR CANE.

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