NTSB Identification: FTW83LA396.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23726.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 25, 1983 in ADDIS, LA
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT-301, registration: N4348S
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 ACFT MADE A FORCED LANDING IN A PLOWED FIELD AFTER COLLIDING WITH A LOW HANGING TRANSMISSION WIRE OVER A FIELD BEINGSPRAYED. THE PLT APPLIED FULL POWER AFTER THE COLLISION BUT A DAMAGED AND LOCKED UP ELEVATOR CAUSED EXCURSIONS OF CLIMBING, STALLING AND DIVING UNTIL THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO CHOP POWER, ADD FLAPS AND LAND AT THE BOTTOM OF ONE OF THESE MANEUVERS. THE ACFT NOSED OVER DUE TO THE SOFT PLOWED FIELD.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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