NTSB Identification: ATL82FKQ11
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, March 14, 1982 in MAHEW, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/14/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA T188C, registration: N2965J
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.

DURING RETURN FLIGHT TO AIRPORT THE PILOT FLEW INTO A PREVIOUSLY TREATED FIELD FOR A CLEANUP SWATH RUN. APPROXIMATELY 1700 FEET FROM THE SOUTH END OF THE FIELD THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A 3-STRAND STEEL TWISTED CABLE POWERLINE RUNNING EAST-WEST ACROSS THE FIELD.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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