NTSB Identification: MKC87LA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34987.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 25, 1987 in ORLEANS, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N6048G
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.
THE PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS SPRAYING A WHEAT FIELD WITH A LOAD OF CHEMICALS, AND WAS COMPLETING HIS FOURTH SWATH RUN, WHEN HE NOTICED POWERLINES IN HIS FLIGHT PATH. HE PERFORMED AN EVASIVE MANEUVER; HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCKTHE POWERLINES. THE AICRAFT STRUCK A FENCE SHEARING THE LANDING GEAR AND CAME TO REST IN A PASTURE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS/FAILURES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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