NTSB Identification: MKC84FA218.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25656.
Accident occurred Monday, July 16, 1984 in KIMBALL, NE
Aircraft: Eagle Aircraft Co. DW1, registration: N8815S
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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A MICROWAVE TOWER 158 FT AGL WHILE THE PLT WAS MAKING A SMOKE TRAIL TO TEST THE WIND. AS THE PLT WAS SEEN TO LOOK BACK ALONG HIS SMOKE PATH, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TOWER. THE CABLES SUPPORTING THE TWR & THE TWR DESTROYED THE ACFT WHICH FELL NOSE DOWN TO THE GROUND. THE ACFT BOUNCED ON IMPACT ABOUT 21 FT BACKWARDS LEAVING THE PROP& SOME OF THE ENGINE AT THE IMPACT POINT. NO MECHANICAL OR MEDICAL DISCREPANCIES OF A CONTRIBUTORY NATURE WERE FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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





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