NTSB Identification: FTW86LA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29007.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 10, 1985 in INTRACOASTALCTY, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA A185E, registration: N21RH
Injuries: 2 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 PLT WAS SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL DURING THE HOURS OF DARKNESS. HE TURNED TO REVERSE COURSE AND THEN TURNED ON THE ACFT'S LANDING LIGHT TO CHECK HIS ALTITUDE. HE OBSERVED POWER LINES BUT IT WAS TOO LATE FOR EVASIVE ACTION. AFTER THE PROP IMPACTED THE LINES A PWR LOSS OCCURRED AND THE PLT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING, STRAIGHT AHEAD IN A PASTURE.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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