NTSB Identification: FTW73FRJ40
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration: N8943L

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1350  73/6/14    MONROE, LA          PIPER PA-25         CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0939                    N8943L              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        AGE 56, 1600 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            ALL IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - SELMAN
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MONROE, LA                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               IN FLIGHT: CLEANUP SWATH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE AND CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - HIGH OBSTRUCTIONS
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - CORN                                      TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-NONTOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                 GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED                             TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT
          TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT                                 ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  79
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- GND FIRE DESTROYED FUSELAGE L R WING ASSY.FLD HAD OBSTNS ON ALL SIDES WITH 2 PWR LINES IN THE FLD.

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