NTSB Identification: IAD74DID10
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N6198Z

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3463  73/8/27    PARKSLEY,VA         PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 26, 500
        TIME - 0755                    N6198Z              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 100 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MELFA,VA                    LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: CROP                                      IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED SPEED AND ALTITUDE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH VEGETATION
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -  400                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - BEANS                                     TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          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
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - WIND CALM
        REMARKS- FOURTH SWATH RUN DRG ENTRY ACFT DSCNDD TO AND STRUCK SOYBEAN TOPS.

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