NTSB Identification: MKC85FA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27595.
Accident occurred Monday, April 01, 1985 in GARLAND, AR
Aircraft: GULFSTREAM-SCHWEIZER G-164B, registration: N8418K
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 PLT WAS BEGINNING A SPRAY RUN OVER A WHEAT FIELD WHEN THE ACFT IMPACTED THE TOP 3 STRANDS OF A 4 STRAND, HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINE. THE ACFT THEN DESCENDED UNCONTROLLED UNTIL IMPACT WITH THE TERRAIN.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..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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