NTSB Identification: IAD74FLJ03
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A, registration: N8154C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1629  73/7/17  NR.KINSTON,NC         PIPER PA-18A        CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 35, 460
        TIME - 0830                    N8154C              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 100 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          FARMVILLE,NC                LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     IN FLIGHT: PULLUP FROM SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED SPEED AND CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -   80                       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-NOT USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - NOT INSTALLED                         CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - AFT OF PILOT                      TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  84                  SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - UPWIND
        REMARKS- 2ND RUN UNDER WIRES,SHARP PULL-UP HIT 80FT TREES ABT 10FT FROM TOP.NOT WEARING CRASH HELMET.

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