NTSB Identification: BFO88LA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39777.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 07, 1988 in PINEVILLE, WV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/25/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 340, registration: N340FB
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.

WHILE TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF THE ACFT CONTACTED A SAGGING WIRE WHICH WAS SUSPENDED BY TWO HANGARS. THE TOP 2 INCHES OF THE RUDDER WERE SEVERED. THE PLT WAS UNAWARE OF THE WIRE CONTACT AND FLEW ONTO HIS DESTINATION WHERE A LINEMAN INFORMED THE PLT OF THE DAMAGE.

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

THE PILOT FAILED TO MAINTAIN CLEARANCE FROM OBSTACLES WHILE TAXIING THE AIRCRAFT.

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