NTSB Identification: MKC83FA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23366.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 23, 1983 in 3M SE OF BENTON, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250, registration: N99SP
Injuries: 3 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDING TO THE SURVIVING PASSENGER, A BOY, THE PLT WAS FLYING THE ACFT FROM THE RIGHT SEAT. THE ACFT WAS FLOWN TO THE VICINITY OF THE PLT'S PROPERTY WHERE HE MADE A PASS OVER A FARM BELONGING TO A RELATIVE. THE LOW PASS WAS MADE NEAR THE OPERATOR OF A COMBINE WHO WAS HARVESTING GRAIN IN A FIELD. DURING THE PASS, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE, CRASHED & BURNED. THE BOY WAS THE ONLY OCCUPANT TO ESCAPE FROM THE PLANE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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