NTSB Identification: MKC73FCD63
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N4802Y

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1428  73/5/29  NR.SALIX,IOWA         PIPER PA-25         CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 45, 3040
        TIME - 1800                    N4802Y              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 800 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-MINOR        OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         SALIX,IOWA                   LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: FLAGMAN,LOADER                            IN FLIGHT: STARTING SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - MISCELLANEOUS-PERSONNEL: GROUND SIGNALMAN
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL -   11                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - BEANS                                     TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED                             CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT                  TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  1100                SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- COLLIDED WITH FLAGMAN DRG START OF SWATH RUN.LIMITED EXPERIENCE OF FLAGMAN.SHORT TURN DUE TO BLDG.

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