NTSB Identification: FTW87DPJ08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38247.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 13, 1987 in HOLLIS, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: Air Tractor 301A, registration: N3651D
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION CLEANUP RUN, THE AIRCRAFT'S WING COLLIDED WITH A POLE AND SHEARED OFF THE OUTBOARD FIVE FEET. THE AIRCRAFT THEN COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND OUT OF CONTROL. EXAM OF THE ENGINE AND AIRFRAME DID NOT DISCLOSE ANY PRE-EXISTING FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..POLE

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