NTSB Identification: FTW70D0176
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164, registration: N466RF

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2419  69/8/20    JEANERETTE,LA       GRUMMAN G-164       CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 46, 10000
        TIME - 0540                    N466RF              PX-  0  0  0  AERIAL APPLICATION        TOTAL HOURS, 800 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - JEANERETTE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          JEANERETTE,LA               JEANERETTE,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               IN FLIGHT: SWATH RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OBJECTS OR OBSTRUCTIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
         SPECIAL DATA
          TOTAL HOURS IN CROP CONTROL - 9000                       KIND OF OPERATION - SPRAYING CROPS
          KIND OF CROP - OTHER                                     TYPE OF CHEMICAL USED - LIQUID CHEMICAL-TOXIC
          PILOT' S SEAT BELT -UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                 GLOVES - NOT USED
          GOGGLES - USED                                           CRASH HELMET - AVAILABLE USED
          COCKPIT CRASHPAD - INSTALLED                             TANK/HOPPER-LOCATION - FORWARD OF PILOT
          TERRAIN-TYPE -LEVEL,FLAT                                 ELEVATION-AREA BEING TREATED-FEET -  20
          SWATH RUN-HOW FLOWN - CROSSWIND
        REMARKS- STRUCK POWER LINE ON SIXTH PASS WHILE LOOKING BACK AT SPRAY PATTERN. SPRAYING SUGAR CANE.

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