NTSB Identification: FTW86LQG12.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30031.
Accident occurred Friday, February 28, 1986 in MULESHOE, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-300, registration: N57878
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 AG ACFT WAS CLIMBING AFTER A PASS TO CLEAR POWER LINES AT THE NORTH END OF THE FIELD. THE MAIN LNDG GEAR CONTACTED THE TOP WIRE AS THE ACFT STARTED LEVELING OFF. THE WIRE DID NOT BREAK AND THE ACFT DESCENDED TO GROUND IMPACT. THE LNDG GEAR SNAPPED OFF AND THE ACFT SLID ON ITS BELLY ABOUT 30 FT BEFORE STOPPING.

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

CLIMB..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LEVEL OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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