NTSB Identification: CHI90LA256.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42094.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 05, 1990 in MARSEILLES, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: BOEING B75N1, registration: N62438
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

WHILE CONDUCTING INTENTIONAL LOW LEVEL FLIGHT, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A WIRE STRIKE. WITH THE WIRE ATTACHED TO THE AIRCRAFT, IT DESCENDED INTO A RIVER. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PILOT SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES AND HIS PASSENGER REPORTED MINOR INJURIES. THE PILOT DOES NOT RECALL DETAILS OF THE FLIGHT. THE PASSENGER REPORTED THAT HE WAS READING A CHART AT THE TIME OF COLLISION AND DID NOT SEE THE WIRE.

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE VISUAL OUTLOOK TO AVOID COLLISION WITH A WIRE WHILE CONDUCTING INTENTIONAL LOW LEVEL FLIGHT.

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