NTSB Identification: ATL86FEK05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31145.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 13, 1986 in MELROSE, OH
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N4454Y
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 A TRAFFIC SIGN DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLT. THE PLT HAD MADE A LOW PASS PRIOR TO THE COLLISION.

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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