NTSB Identification: LAX83LA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20766.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 22, 1983 in MENDOTA, CA
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G164A, registration: N8679H
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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH WIRES AND CRASHED DURING AND AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT. THE ACFT STALLED AFTER HITTING THE WIRES WITH THE LEFT WING AND WAS OUT OF CONTROL WHEN IT HIT THE GROUND AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT SAID HE HAD 3 MILES VISIBILITY. HE WAS ALSO FAMILAR WITH THE FIELD AND ITS ENVIRONMENT. WEATHER OBSERVATION FROM FRESNO, LOCATED 32 MILES EAST.

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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