NTSB Identification: SEA83LA049.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20281.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 01, 1983 in MEDFORD, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N4784Q
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 AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE DURING AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATIONS. THE PILOT STATED THAT THERE WAS A POWERLINE AT ONE END OF THE ORCHARD HE WAS SPRAYING AND A ROW OF LEAFLESS TREES AT THE OTHER. ONE OF THE TALLER BOUNDARY TREES WAS OVERLOOKED BY THE PILOT AND THE ACFT HIT IT. THE COLLISION PUNCHED A HOLE IN THE OIL COOLER AND FORCED THE PILOT TO MAKE AN OFF AIRPORT LANDING.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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