NTSB Identification: FTW90DPG09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42938.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 16, 1990 in OSCEOLA, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G164A, registration: N7864
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

WITNESSES OBSERVED THE PILOT FLYING OVER THE HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION CABLES PRIOR TO SWATH RUNS. THE TENTH PASS THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH TWO CABLES. POST CRASH FIRE CONSUMED MUCH OF THE WRECKAGE.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PROPER CLEARANCE FROM THE POWER LINES.

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