NTSB Identification: MKC84LA176.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25031.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 19, 1984 in STORM LAKE, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-36-375, registration: N3953E
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
WHILE ON THE 2ND SWATH RUN, THE PLT MANEUVERED THE ACFT TO CROSS UNDER POWER LINES BORDERING THE EDGE OF THE CORN FIELD. HE SAID HE MISJUDGED THE DISTANCE TO CLEAR THE POWER LINES. THE VERTICAL STABILIZER & RUDDER STRUCK THE LINES & WERE TORN FROM THE ACFT. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO MANEUVER INTO A FIELD THAT LAY AHEAD, BUT THE ACFT BEGAN ROTATING TO THE RIGHT & DESCENDING. IT THEN STRUCK THE GROUND, RIGHT WING 1ST & WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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