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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : gbd|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 20|
agl bound upper : 20
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : cfi|
pilot : atp
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 100|
flight time total : 9500
flight time type : 1500
|Anomaly||inflight encounter other|
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
With little time before dark, I decided I could try to get a load of crop protection products out. Being in a hurry, I didn't survey the field before I started working (spraying). I had sprayed this field before and knew where the power lines were. I dove over the first set, put out some smoke to check the winds, and as I started to pull out of the field, I hit the second set of lines. I had sprayed that field so many times in the past that I overlooked one of my own rules -- always survey the field before going to work. This mistake on my part, is going to be a costly one. Damage to the aircraft was minimal, but replacing those lines will be expensive.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AGRICULTURAL SPRAYER HITS PWR LINES.
Narrative: WITH LITTLE TIME BEFORE DARK, I DECIDED I COULD TRY TO GET A LOAD OF CROP PROTECTION PRODUCTS OUT. BEING IN A HURRY, I DIDN'T SURVEY THE FIELD BEFORE I STARTED WORKING (SPRAYING). I HAD SPRAYED THIS FIELD BEFORE AND KNEW WHERE THE PWR LINES WERE. I DOVE OVER THE FIRST SET, PUT OUT SOME SMOKE TO CHK THE WINDS, AND AS I STARTED TO PULL OUT OF THE FIELD, I HIT THE SECOND SET OF LINES. I HAD SPRAYED THAT FIELD SO MANY TIMES IN THE PAST THAT I OVERLOOKED ONE OF MY OWN RULES -- ALWAYS SURVEY THE FIELD BEFORE GOING TO WORK. THIS MISTAKE ON MY PART, IS GOING TO BE A COSTLY ONE. DAMAGE TO THE ACFT WAS MINIMAL, BUT REPLACING THOSE LINES WILL BE EXPENSIVE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.