NTSB Identification: FTW82FPJ16
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 21, 1982 in GAGE, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1983
Aircraft: PIPER 18, registration: N3937Z
Injuries: 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.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS BEING USED TO SPRAY GRASSHOPPERS AND WAS FLYING IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION. THE RIGHT WING STRUCK A HIGH LINE WIRE THAT IS ORIENTED NORTH AND SOUTH. AFTER STRIKING THE WIRE THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND APPROXIMATELY 190 FEET EAST OF THE HIGH LINE. THE PILOT WAS PINNED TO THE WRECKAGE FOR APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES BEFORE BEING TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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