NTSB Identification: LAX84LA488.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26396.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 20, 1984 in PASO ROBLES, CA
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N2246W
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT STATED THAT AFTER RECEIVING A SPECIAL VFR CLEARENCE HE TOOK OFF TO SPRAY A NEARBY FIELD. HE CONTINUED TO STATE THAT HE 'MADE A COUPLE OF CIRCUITS OVER THE FIELD, OBSERVED THE TELEPHONE WIRES AND BEGAN SPRAYING. AFTER PERFORMING 2 OR 3 PASSES I HIT SOME TELEPHONE WIRES.' THE PLT ALSO STATED THAT THE WIRE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CLEARLY VISIBLE BECAUSE THE GRAY OVERCAST MADE THE GRAY POLES AND WIRES DISAPPEAR.

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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