NTSB Identification: DEN84LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25833.
Accident occurred Monday, June 18, 1984 in GROTON, SD
Aircraft: CESSNA 188, registration: N9261R
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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

DURING AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT, THE AIRCRAFT PASSED BENEATH TWO POWER LINES. THE TOP OF THE VERTICAL FIN AND COLLISION AVOIDANCE BEACON LIGHT APPARENTLY MADE CONTACT WITH THE FIRST WIRE, AS THEY WERE FOUND SEPARATED NEAR THAT LOCATION. AFTER CONTACT, THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO NOSE OVER AND COLLIDE WITH THE GROUND.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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