NTSB Identification: DEN84LA280.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25503.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 15, 1984 in CANTON, SD
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N7236Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 A DESCENDING APCH TO AN UNFAMILIAR CORNFIELD FOR A SWATH RUN, THE PLT STATED HE HAD 'A FLASHING VISION OF WIRES.' THE PLT PUSHED THE CONTROL STICK FORWARD TO AVOID HITTING THE WIRES AT WHICH TIME THE ACFT CONTACTED A CORN CROP IN A SLIGHT NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE ACFT THEN TURNED 90 DEG TO THE RIGHT, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR CONTACTED THE GROUND AND THE ACFT STOPPED INADVERTENTLY.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP

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