NTSB Identification: MKC86LA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31769.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 05, 1986 in EDISON, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA 188B, registration: N4807R
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 PIC HAD MADE 5 OR 6 PASSES TO THE CORN FIELD HE WAS SPRAYING. DURING THIS PASS, THE PIC STATED HE STRUCK A PWR LINE THAT RAN DIAGONALLY ACROSS THE FLD. THE PIC STATED HE DID NOT OBSERVE THIS PARTICULAR STRAND DURING THE OTHER PASSES ON THE FLD. PWR LINES WERE BORDERING THE FIELD ON THE WEST AND THE SWATH RUNS WERE IN A WEST TO EAST DIRECTION.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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