NTSB Identification: MKC88LA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37128.
Accident occurred Friday, August 19, 1988 in HEBRON, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N5329
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 MAKING A AERIAL APPLICATION SWATH RUN, THE PILOT WAS CHECKING HIS SPRAY BOOMS BECAUSE OF SOME MALFUNCTIONING NOZZLES. EXITING THE FIELD BETWEEN TWO GROUPS OF TREES ON THE BORDER HE FAILED TO SEE POWER LINE POLES. HE STRUCK THE WIRES, THEN THE TERRAIN, ROLLED SEVERAL TIMES, THEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS CONSUMED BY FIRE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC

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