NTSB Identification: ATL88LA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36504.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 20, 1988 in JULIETTE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: ROCKWELL 112A, registration: N1432J
Injuries: 2 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 AIRPLANE STRUCK A TRANSMISSION CABLE OVER A RIVER AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL. THE PLT RPTD THAT HE INADVERTENTLY STALLED THE AIRPLANE WHILE TURNING TO REVERSE DIRECTION DURING AN AERIAL PHOTO FLT, AND THAT HE FELT A 'BUMP' DURING RECOVERY. AFTER RETURNING TO THE DEPARTURE ARPT, HE FOUND THAT A PORTION OF THE VERTICAL STABILIZER HAD BEEN 'SAWED OFF'. A NON-PLT PAX RPTD THAT THE AIRPLANE WAS FLYING ESSENTIALLY STRAIGHT AND LEVEL WHEN THE IMPACT WAS FELT. THE PAX DID NOT HEAR ANY WARNING HORNS OR BUZZERS PRIOR TO THE IMPACT. SHE RPTD THAT SHE DID HEAR A BEEPING SOUND WHEN THE AIRPLANE LATER LANDED, THOUGH.

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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