NTSB Identification: DEN83LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21515.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 28, 1983 in PAGE, ND
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N6652Q
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.

WHILE SPRAYING AT DUSK, THE PLT WAS CONCERNED ABOUT INJURING A 'NON-TARGET CROP' ACROSS THE ROAD TO THE SOUTH FROM THE FIELD THAT WAS BEING SPRAYED. HE STATED THAT AN IRRIGATION SYSTEM WAS SITTING POINTED SOUTHWEST, AND THAT AS HE WAS ENTERING A SWATH TO THE NORTH, THE ACFT STRUCK THE EQUIPMENT. DURING THE COLLISION, 1 PROPELLER BLADE, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR & A WING WERE DAMAGED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLT LANDED IN THE FIELD & THE ACFT WENT UP ON ITS NOSE. THE PLT ADMITTED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN MORE TIME TO SURVEY THE FIELD.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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