NTSB Identification: MIA96LA164.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 25, 1996 in JONESVILLE, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/10/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 172H, registration: N3887R
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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While flying at low altitude, near the passenger's house at dusk, the aircraft struck a power line, and the windshield 'blew out.' During a subsequent forced landing in a field, the nose landing gear failed, and the aircraft nosed over.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's inadequate visual lookout and failure to maintain altitude and/or clearance from the obstruction (power line) during low altitude flight. The lack of natural lighting at dusk was a related factor.

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