NTSB Identification: FTW81FRG53
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N6655

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1353   81/7/8  NR.MERCEDES,TX        GRUMMAN G-164A      CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 2005                    N6655               PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        AGE 31, 4050 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            1655 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          WESLACO,TX                  LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               IN FLIGHT: PULLUP FROM SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - PILOT FATIGUE
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 1655                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - COTTON                                    TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -FASTENED-PROPERLY                    GLOVES - USED
          GOGGLES - NOT USED                                       CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED                             CRASH BAR - INSTALLED
          TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT                  TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT
          ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  70                  SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
          PROCEDURE TURNAROUND - ENTRY TO PROCEDURE TURN
        REMARKS- HIT LWR WIRE WHILE WORKING UNDER PWR LN.PLT RPRTD-FATIGUED FM MNGMNT/FLT DUTIES.FLEW 12HRS,LAST 24

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