NTSB Identification: ATL85FLT08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27833.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 27, 1985 in MARKS, MS
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N4905Q
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 PLT REPORTED THAT WHILE HE WAS ON AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLT, A RAIN STORM SUDDENLY BEGAN & FORCED HIM TO QUICKLY RETURN & LAND. HE REPORTED THAT THE RAIN WAS SO HEAVY THAT HE COULD ONLY SEE STRAIGHT DOWN. HE CONTACTED HIS GROUND CREW & ASKED THEM TO HELP (TALK) HIM DOWN ONTO A ROAD THAT WAS BEING USED AS A LANDING AREA. DURING THE LANDING, THE GROUND CREW SAW A PERSON ON A BICYCLE & TOLD THE PLT TO 'PICK UP.' THE PLT TRIED TO CLEAR OVER THE CYCLIST, BUT THE ACFT STILL HAD ABOUT 1/2 OF ITS LOAD & WAS TOO SLOW TO CLIMB. THE LEFT WING HIT THE CYCLIST ON THE HEAD & SERIOUSLY INJURED HIM.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..OTHER PERSON


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION

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