NTSB Identification: MKC85FA177.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28423.
Accident occurred Monday, August 05, 1985 in DODGE CITY, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N9257G
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 PLT WAS WAS MAKING EAST & WEST RUNS OVER A MILO FIELD AS HE WAS DISPENSING PARATHION. HE REPORTED THAT HE HAD BEEN WORKING UNDER HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINES EACH TIME HE FLEW PAST THE WEST EDGE OF THE FIELD. HE STATED THAT ON THE LAST PASS, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A DUST DEVIL & HE FELT IT RISE AS HE PASSED UNDER THE POWER LINES. THE VERTICAL STABILIZER HIT THE BOTTOM WIRE WHICH WAS ABOUT 30 TO 35 FT AGL & THE ENTIRE TAIL SECTION WAS RIPPED OFF THE ACFT. THE ACFT THEN IMPACTED THE GROUND ABOUT 120 FT EAST OF THE POWER LINES & SLID INVERTED FOR ANOTHER 90 FT TO THE EAST BEFORE COMING TO REST.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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