NTSB Identification: CHI93DCQ01.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 30, 1993 in LIBERAL, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/17/1994
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N8385
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

THE COMMERCIAL PILOT WAS COMPLETING A FINAL PASS AFTER AERIAL APPLICATION WHEN THE AIRPLANE CONTACTED WIRES AT THE END OF A FIELD, ROLLED INVERTED AND COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN. NO AIRPLANE OR ENGINE ANOMOLIES WERE DISCOVERED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's failure to maintain clearance with the powerlines. A factor related to the accident were the powerlines which were contacted during the aerial application operation.

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