NTSB Identification: FTW68D0543
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24, registration: N5945P

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1126  68/3/30    RALLS,TEX           PIPER PA-24         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 38, 200
        TIME - 1600                    N5945P              PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 35 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  10000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      68
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          180                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- T/O FROM FARM STRIP,DRIFTED INTO POWER LINE DUE TO SUDDEN STRONG WINDS FROM APPROACHING STORM.

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