NTSB Identification: FTW88DRD14.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37402.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 16, 1988 in CROWLEY, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N8580H
Injuries: 1 Serious.

THE AGRICULTURAL PILOT WAS WORKING IN A FIELD WHICH HAD TELEPHONE LINES AT ONE END AND POWER LINES AT THE OTHER. ON HIS LAST RUN, AS HE STARTED HIS PULL UP, THE AIRPLANE STRUCK THE POWER LINES AT ONE END OF THE FIELD. THE AIRPLANE WENT THROUGH THE POWER LINES, PASSED OVER A HOUSE, STRUCK TREES AND HIT THE GROUND IN AN INVERTED POSITION. A FIRE WHICH STARTED FOLLOWING IMPACT WAS SUPPRESSED LONG ENOUGH TO REMOVE THE PILOT, BUT THEN DESTROYED THE ACFT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC(MARKED)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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