NTSB Identification: Unknown
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BOEING E75, registration: N68456

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3144   64/10/7   BAKERSFIELD CALIF   BOEING E75          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 30, 4550
        TIME - 1430                    N68456              PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 3000 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - RIMDITCH
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: MAIN GEAR-SHOCK ABSORBING ASSY,STRUTS,ATTACHMENTS,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FATIGUE FRACTURE
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (OWNER PERSONNEL)
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT (OWNER-PILOT)
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 3600                       KIND OF OPERATION - FERTILIZING (LIQUID)
          KIND OF CROP - COTTON                                    PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY
          CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED                            COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED
          CRASH BAR - NOT INSTALLED                                TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  500
        REMARKS- LANDING GEAR STRUT FAILED IN UPPER SLEEVE.

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