NTSB Identification: FTW91LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44344.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 16, 1991 in MEDINA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7FC, registration: N7680E
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 WAS AWARE OF TWO SETS OF POWER LINES STRUNG ACROSS THE FINAL APPROACH TO THE PRIVATE STRIP, AND HE SPOTTED THEM DURING HIS FLY OVER. HOWEVER, THE AIRPLANE STRUCK TWO 3/8' WIRES AT THE 35 FOOT LEVEL ABOUT 75 YARDS SHORT OF THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD. FOLLOWING THE WIRE STRIKE THE WIRES BECAME INTANGLED IN THE TAIL FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACES AND AS A RESULT THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN IN A RIGHT YAW. THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE VISUAL LOOKOUT.
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