NTSB Identification: LAX82FVD19
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, July 01, 1982 in STOCKTON, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/01/1983
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164B, registration: N4859S
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 PILOT WAS SPRAYING A FIELD THAT REQUIRED FLYING UNDER A DOUBLE SET OF HIGH POWERLINES. ON THE THIRD PASS AFTER GOING UNDER ONE SET OF WIRES THE PILOT PULLED UP TOO SOON AND HIT THE SECOND SET OF WIRES. THE PILOT STATED IN HIS ACCIDENT REPORT THAT IT WAS A MATTER OF A SPLIT SECOND MISJUDGEMENT ON HIS PART.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PULL-UP..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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