NTSB Identification: MKC82DA092
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 01, 1982 in THORNTON, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/01/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 188B, registration: N21722
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

WHILE SPRAYING A CORN FIELD, THE PILOT CROSSED UNDER A POWERLINE AT THE NORTH END OF THE FIELD. WHILE PASSING BENEATH THE LINES, HIS LEFT WING TIP STRUCK THE BOTTOM WIRE. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE LOST AILERON CONTROL AND LANDED IN A CORN FIELD WITH NO ADDITIONAL DAMAGE. ALSO, HE REPORTED THAT THERE WAS MODERATE TURBULENCE AND HE ESTIMATED THE WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT ABOUT 10 KNOTS.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE,CLEAR AIR


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

WING..FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT CONTROL,AILERON..JAMMED

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