NTSB Identification: FTW85LA312.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30533.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 11, 1985 in MORTON, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N6529Z
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER COMPLETING SEVERAL PASSES, THE ACFT WAS CROSSING A ROAD UNDER POWER LINES WHEN THE PROPELLER STRUCK A ROAD SIGN. THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY BECAME UNCONTROLLABLE AND IMPACTED IN AN ADJACENT FIELD, FLIPPED OVER AND SLID TO A STOP. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS NOT AWARE THAT THE SIGN WAS THERE.

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

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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