NTSB Identification: FTW84LA263.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25636.
Accident occurred Friday, June 01, 1984 in MARINGOUIN, LA
Aircraft: ROCKWELL A-9B, registration: N7252V
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.

THE PLT WAS COMPLETING THE FIRST SWATH PASS ATTEMPTING TO FLY UNDER A POWER LINE AND BETWEEN A TREE AND PARKED FARM EQUIPMENT. IN A SLIGHT LEFT TURN UNDER THE POWER LINE, THE RIGHT WING CONTACTED TREE TOPS APRX 30 FT AGL. THE ACFT CONTINUED APRX 150 YARDS INFLIGHT UNTIL THE RIGHT WING DROPPED AND THE ACFT ROLLED INVERTED CRASHING UNCONTROLLED INTO A FIELD.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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