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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146419
Last updated: 23 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic G164 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-164B Ag-Cat
Registration: N6861K
C/n / msn: 506B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Townsend Ranch field, Okanogan, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Okanogan, WA
Destination airport:Okanogan, WA
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, while establishing the second boundary along the eastern edge of a field where he was conducting an aerial application, the airplane struck power lines. Following the collision with the power lines, the airplane turned to the left and impacted the ground in a flat attitude, which resulted in structural damage to all four wings and fuselage. The pilot stated that there were four sets of power lines near the field; however, the upper right wing blocked his view of the power lines that the airplane struck. No preimpact mechanical malfunctions were reported that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from power lines while maneuvering.


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Revision history:

21-Jun-2012 09:12 Geno Added
21-Jun-2012 09:22 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
21-Jun-2012 09:27 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:46 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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