NTSB Identification: ATL06LA003.
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Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 2005 in Monterey, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2006
Aircraft: Grumman F6F, registration: N4994V
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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The pilot told people at the departure Airport prior to takeoff that he was going to follow I-40 to his destination. The weather at the accident site was 500 foot overcast, 5 miles visibility and mist. Several motorists observed the airplane flying at an altitude of about 100 feet west bound along I-40 prior to colliding with power lines. There were no mechanical problems reported by the pilot or discovered during the post-accident examination of the airplane.

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

The pilot's inadequate preflight planning and inadequate evaluation of the weather, inadequate visual lookout, and his failure to maintain clearance, resulted in the in-flight collision with power lines.

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