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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 132897
Last updated: 26 May 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic G164 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-164A
Owner/operator:Benoit Aerial Spraying, Inc.
Registration: N8971H
C/n / msn: 1413
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Clifton, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:PVT
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
On August 22, 1994, at 1933 central daylight time, a Grumman G- 164A, operated by Benoit Aerial Spraying of Kankakee, Illinois, as an agricultural aircraft, impacted powerlines 2 miles east of Clifton, Illinois, during aerial application and was destroyed. The commercially certificated pilot received minor injuries, egressed the airplane without assistance, the on board chemicals were spilled, and a post crash fire occurred.

Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight operated under 14 CFR Part 137 and had originated from a private strip near Kankakee, Illinois. The pilot stated that he contacted the known but unmarked powerlines during an application turn. He did not indicate, nor were any pre-impact mechanical discrepancies noted during the investigation.
PROBABLE CAUSE:the pilots failure to keep visual contact with and to avoid unmarked powerlines adjacent to the crop field he was spraying.


NTSB id 20001206X02013

Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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