NTSB Identification: DEN91LA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43928.
Accident occurred Monday, May 27, 1991 in VILLE PLATTE, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N48383
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.

WHILE CONDUCTING AERIAL APPLICATION, THE PILOT FLEW UNDER A POWERLINE DURING A SWATH RUN, PULLED UP EARLY, AND STRUCK THE POWERLINE FROM UNDERNEATH. THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER AND STRUCK THE GROUND NOSE LOW AND INVERTED.

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

PREMATURE PULL UP FROM AN AERIAL APPLICATION SWATH RUN RESULTING IN A COLLISION WITH AN ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION LINE.

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