NTSB Identification: MKC70D0146
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N7406Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2408  69/8/15    BIG LAKE,MINN       PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0830                    N7406Z              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        AGE 28, 2800 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            200 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - FLYNN
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BIG LAKE,MINN               BIG LAKE,MINN
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           EVASIVE MANEUVER                                         IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PERSONNEL - MISCELLANEOUS-PERSONNEL: GROUND SIGNALMAN
           MISCELLANEOUS - EVASIVE MANEUVER TO AVOID COLLISION
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED CLEARANCE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 2700                       KIND OF OPERATION - DEFOLIATION (DUST)
          KIND OF CROP - POTATOES                                  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                  TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- FLAGMAN WALKED IN FRONT OF ACFT. STRUCK TREES IN EVASIVE MANEUVER.

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