NTSB Identification: SEA88LA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35699.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 1988 in FOX, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N66727
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.
WHILE DEPARTING AN AIRSTRIP SITUATED ON TOP OF A HILL THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT ABLE TO CLEAR POWER LINES AT THE END OF THE AIRSTRIP. THE PILOT LOWERED THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT TO CLEAR THE WIRES AND THE AIRCRAFT'S ELEVATOR STRUCK A ROAD SIGN IN FLIGHT. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS APPROXIMATELY 5,000 FEET. THE ACFT WAS LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT AND LATER FERRIED TO ANOTHER LOCATION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
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