NYC94LA098
NYC94LA098

On Sunday, May 29, 1994, at 2030 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-25-235, N8688L, registered to and piloted by Lindsay E. Hobbs, sustained substantial damage, while performing aerial application maneuvers in Burt, New York. The pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight was being conducted under 14 CFR Part 137.

The pilot departed the private airstrip for a crop spraying flight. He had completed 12 spraying passes and was turning for a last pass, when the airplane impacted trees.

Mr. Donald F. Miller, Aviation Safety Inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration, stated in his report:

[The] pilot allowed [the] speed of [the] aircraft to get too slow while executing a right turn at about 75 feet altitude and crashed into the apple orchard.

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