NTSB Identification: MKC84FA197.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25045.
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 03, 1984 in WRIGHT, AR
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N4025
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.

DURING AERIAL APPLICATION, THE PLT WAS MAKING A LEFT TURN OVER HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINES WHEN THE ACFT HIT THE CABLES, CRASHED & BURNED IN A RICE FIELD. AN EXAM REVEALED 2 WIRE MARKS & 2 ELECTRICAL ARC MARKS ON THE LEFT WING ALONG WITH WIRE MARKS ON ONE OF THE PROP BLADES. NO PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS EVIDENT.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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