NTSB Identification: SEA92FA148.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46864.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 11, 1992 in BURNS, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N5988E
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT IMPACTED WIRES ON AN ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION LINE AT 96 FT. AGL WHILE IN STRAIGHT AND LEVEL FLIGHT, IMPACTED THE GROUND, AND IGNITED IN FLAMES. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY ATTEMPT TO PULL-UP OR MANEUVER BEFORE THE ACFT IMPACTED THE WIRES.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN CLEARANCE FROM WIRES ON A 500 KV ELECTRICAL POWER TRANSMISSION LINE.

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