NTSB Identification: MIA65A0120
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: HUGHES 269A, registration: N8853F

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0426  65/6/18  NR.LAMAR SC           HUGHES 269A         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 37, 4230
        TIME - 1700                    N8853F              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 68 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: FLAREOUT FOR SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
          PILOT-IMPROPERLY EXECUTED SWATH RUN ENTRY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PILOT FATIGUE
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION BEYOND EXPERIENCE/ABILITY LEVEL
           WEATHER - HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  5000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          HAZE                                                      80
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          360                                                       5
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
         SPECIAL DATA
          KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS                       KIND OF CROP - COTTON
          TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC            PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY
          GLOVES - NOT USED                                        GOGGLES - NOT USED
          CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE-NOT USED                        COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED
          CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED                                TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - SIDES
          TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT                                 ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  250
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- PILOT RATED IN ROTORCRAFT DAY BEFORE ACCIDENT.

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