NTSB Identification: LAX83LA249.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23085.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 25, 1983 in LIVE OAK, CA
Aircraft: Grumman-Schweizer G-164C, registration: N6627K
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 PLT WAS ON A FLIGHT TO SEED A RICE FIELD WITH 2 SETS OF POWER LINES LOCATED NEAR ITS WEST EDGE. THE PLT HAD SEEDED THE FIELD MANY TIMES BEFORE, & REPORTEDLY, WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA. DURING THE 1ST SWATH RUN, WHICH WAS FROM EAST TO WEST, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE 1ST SET OF POWER LINES, APRX 30 FT AGL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED TO THE GROUND & CAME TO REST ABOUT 150 YARDS WEST OF THE POWER LINES.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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