NTSB Identification: CHI92LA122
Accident occurred Saturday, April 04, 1992 in CENTRALIA, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/17/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N6878F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING FINAL APPROACH SHE ENCOUNTERED A 'POCKET OF AIR' THAT CAUSED THE BACK OF THE AIRPLANE TO SINK RAPIDLY. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK POWER LINES AFTER THE PILOT INITIATED A RECOVERY.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER ALTITUDE DURING THE FINAL APPROACH TO LANDING. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT'S DELAYED REMEDIAL ACTION.

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