NTSB Identification: OAK74FVG34
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N4970Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0475  74/3/23  NR.DAVIS,CALIF        PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 43, 13220
        TIME - 1340                    N4970Y              PX-  0  0  0  ASSOC CROP CTL ACTIVITY   TOTAL HOURS, 4000 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         DAVIS,CALIF                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
           COLLIDED WITH: DITCHES                                   LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: BRAKING SYSTEM (NORMAL SYSTEM)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ERRATIC
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN
           TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 8000                       KIND OF OPERATION - FERTILIZING (DUST)
          KIND OF CROP - CLOVER                                    TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - DRY CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT                  TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  20
        REMARKS- BRAKES FADED LDG ON ROUGH GRAVEL ROAD.

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