NTSB Identification: FTW92LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46663.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 30, 1992 in BAYSIDE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1993
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G164, registration: N468RF
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AGRICULTURAL PILOT WAS MANEUVERING HIS AIRPLANE TO SET UP TO SPRAY A COTTON FIELD WHEN HE STRUCK A GUY WIRE ON A RADIO TOWER. HE HAD NOT SEEN THE TOWER DURING THE LEFT TURNING MANEUVER. HE DID SEE THE GUY WIRE WHEN HE ROLLED THE AIRPLANE LEVEL AND COULD NOT AVOID IT. THE AIRPLANE DESCENDED UNCONTROLLED AND IMPACTED THE TERRAIN.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE VISUAL LOOKOUT.

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