NTSB Identification: LAX73DUJ09
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N6877Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3776  72/7/27    PICACHO,ARIZ        PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 32, 386
        TIME - 0600                    N6877Z              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 117 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PICACHO,ARIZ                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           TURBULENCE                                               IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED DISTANCE
           MISCELLANEOUS - VORTEX TURBULENCE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - LOAD NOT JETTISONED
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  116                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - COTTON                                    TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          GLOVES - NOT USED                                        GOGGLES - NOT USED
          CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED                            COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED
          CRASH BAR - INSTALLED                                    TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT
          TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT                                 ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  1640
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- FLEW TOO CLOSE TO LEAD ACFT DURG SWATH RUN.

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