NTSB Identification: DEN86FA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30535.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 13, 1985 in HOLLY, CO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235B, registration: N7313Z
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT'S BROTHER, HE WAS ON A FLT TO CALIBRATE THE ACFT'S SPRAYING EQUIPMENT & TO MAKE A FEW PRACTICE CROP SPRAYING RUNS. WHILE FLYING AT APRX 30 FT AGL, THE ACFT STRUCK POWER LINES, THEN CRASHED TO THE GROUND & BURNED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS EVIDENT. TOXICOLOGY TESTS SHOWED THE PLT HAD A BLOOD/ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.117% & A URINE/ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.274%. A TRACE OF CANNABINOID METABOLITES WAS DETECTED IN THE PLT'S URINE, BUT NONE WAS FND IN HIS BLOOD.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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