NTSB Identification: LAX86FUJ04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33869.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 17, 1986 in CASA GRANDE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1988
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164-3, registration: N5342
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TELEPHONE WIRES ON THE THIRD APCH TO A FIELD FOR AN AERIAL APPLICATION RUN. THE ACFT THEN DESCENDED TO COLLISION WITH THE TERRAIN. THE PLT REPORTED HAVING NOTICED THE POWER LINES DURING THE PREVIOUS SPRAY RUNS.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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