NTSB Identification: FTW83LA018
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, October 15, 1982 in SICILY ISLAND, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/15/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N8520L
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 PILOT STATED THAT ON HIS LAST SWATH RUN THE LEFT OUTBOARD SECTION OF THE WING COLLIDED WITH A LIGHT POLE AND SEPARATED JAMMING THE AILERON. THE AIRCRAFT BECAME UNCONTROLLABLE AND CRASHED IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE AIRCRAFT CARTWHEELEDAND BROKE UP BEFORE COMING TO REST. THE AIRCRAFTS WINDSHIELD WAS COATED WITH SPRAY AND THE SUN ANGLE CREATED A GLARE WHICH INTERFERED WITH THE PILOTS ABILITY TO SEE.

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:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DIRTY(FOGGY)

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