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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39268
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Date:15-JUN-1994
Time:07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic G164 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schweizer G-164B
Owner/operator:Onstott Dusters
Registration: N8392K
C/n / msn: 682B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Live Oak, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS FLYING A CLEANUP MANEUVER AFTER HIS SEVENTH PASS OVER THE FIELD. DURING THE PASS, THE AIRCRAFT FLEW UNDER A SET OF POWER LINES, THEN COLLIDED WITH A SECOND SET OF LINES. THE POWER LINES WERE PERPENDICULAR TO THE FLIGHTPATH, AND THE PILOT WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA. VISIBILITY WAS UNRESTRICTED. A TOXICOLOGY TEST OF THE PILOT'S BLOOD SHOWED: 0.197 UG/ML OF FLUOXETINE, 0.087 UG/ML OF NORFLUOXETINE, AND 0.016 UG/ML OF METHAMPHETAMINE; AMPHETAMINE WAS ALSO DETECTED IN HIS BLOOD. A TEST OF HIS URINE SHOWED: 1.578 UG/ML OF METHAMPHETAMINE AND 0.229 UG/ML OF AMPHETAMINE; FLUOXETINE AND NORFLUOXETINE WERE ALSO DETECTED IN HIS URINE. CAUSE: FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO REMAIN CLEAR OF POWER LINES. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS: THE PILOT'S IMPAIRMENT DUE TO USE OF DRUGS THAT WERE NOT APPROVED FOR USE WHILE FLYING.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01572


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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