NTSB Identification: BFO87LA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34968.
Accident occurred Friday, May 08, 1987 in LAVALE, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: Ayres TURBO THRUSH 52R34, registration: CGDFQ
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 SPRAYING FOR GYPSY MOTHS DURING THE EARLY MORNING, THE TURBO-THRUSH COLLIDED WITH STATIC WIRES LOCATED ON TOP OF HIGH TENSION LINES. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DID NOT SEE THE WIRES BECAUSE THEY WERE LOCATED ON THE SHADY SIDE OF AN ADJACENT MOUNTAIN.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DAWN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC

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