NTSB Identification: LAX84FUJ04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26108.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 16, 1984 in WADDELL, AZ
Aircraft: WEATHERLY 620, registration: N46032
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 POWER LINE DURING A SPRAY OPERATION. WITNESSES SAID THE ACFT FLEW UNDER A POWER LINE AND AS IT PULLED UP COLLIDED WITH A LINE WHICH ANGLED OFF OF THE MAIN LINE. THE VERTICAL STABILIZER AND PART OF THE RUDDER SEPARATED. THE ACFT NOSED OVER AND CRASHED AFTER CONTINUING TO CLIMB AND TURN FOR A SHORT TIME. PART OF THE RUDDER WAS FOUND 1/8 OF A MILE FROM THE MAIN WRECKAGE. NO OTHER MALFUNCTIONS OF EQUIPMENT WERE FOUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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