NTSB Identification: MIA91LA184.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45073.
Accident occurred Friday, July 12, 1991 in POCAHONTAS, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 120, registration: N77411
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.

DURING CRUISE FLT THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENG BEGAN TO RUN ROUGH WHICH PROGRESSIVELY BECAME WORSE. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALT HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND IN A FIELD BUT DURING THE APCH, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH AND REMAINED SUSPENDED IN POWER LINES. THE ENG AND ACFT WERE NOT EXAMINED; THEREFORE, NO DETERMINATION COULD BE MADE AS TO THE REASON FOR THE REPORTED ROUGHNESS.

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

PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO UNDETERMINED REASONS AND IN-FLIGHT COLLISION WITH A POWER LINE DURING AN EMERGENCY DESCENT FOR A FORCED LANDING.

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