NTSB Identification: ATL92LA130
Accident occurred Thursday, June 25, 1992 in ABBEVILLE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/1993
Aircraft: GRUMMAN 164A, registration: N5093
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 FLIGHT COLLIDED WITH A UTILITY WIRE WHILE ENGAGED IN AN AGRICULTURAL SPRAYING OPERATION. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD COMPLETED THE SECOND SWATH RUN ON THE 26 ACRE FIELD AND WAS ON CLIMBOUT WHEN THE COLLISION OCCURRED. THE PILOT FURTHER STATED THAT HE DID NOT SEE THE TOP WIRE BUT HE HAD ESTABLISHED VISUAL CONTACT WITH A LOWER WIRE. NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE AIRPLANE WERE REPORTED.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO SEE AND AVOID THE TOP UTILITY WIRE.

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