NTSB Identification: MKC89LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39040.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 25, 1989 in ADVANCE, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/11/1990
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N48385
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 PERFORMING AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION DURING MARGINAL VFR FLIGHT CONDITIONS, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK POWER LINES. THE PILOT SAID HE DID NOT SEE THEM UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE TO TAKE EVASIVE ACTION.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE VISUAL LOOKOUT RESULTING IN HIS FAILURE TO SEE POWER LINES IN TIME TO AVOID THEM. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO FOG.

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