NTSB Identification: CHI83FA393.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23678.
Accident occurred Friday, August 26, 1983 in GRACEVILLE, MN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-150, registration: N6253Z
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

WHILE SPRAYING A FIELD ADJACENT TO A HOUSE THE ACFT STRUCK A GUY WIRE WHICH HAD BEEN STRUNG BETWEEN A 82 FT TOWER ON THE HOUSE & A 28 FT POLE SUPPORTED BY WIRES.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..GUY WIRE

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