NTSB Identification: CHI90LA242.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42646.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 25, 1990 in BLISSFIELD, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N2239V
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PRACTICE FORCED LANDING, AIRPLANE STRUCK POWER LINES SUSPENDED 20 FEET ABOVE LEVEL GROUND 370 FEET SHORT OF RUNWAY AND 750 FEET SHORT OF DISPLACED THRESHOLD. PILOT STATED HE DID NOT SEE WIRES ON THIS OR THREE PRIOR TOUCH-AND-GO APPROACHES TO SAME RUNWAY.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE VISUAL LOOKOUT WHICH RESULTED IN A COLLISION WITH A UTILITY WIRE.

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