NTSB Identification: MKC88FA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37273.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 08, 1988 in MANSFIELD, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8605S
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A WITNESS SAW THE ACFT FLYING AT LOW ALT AS IT PASSED IN FRONT OF HER CAR AT DUSK IN A NORTHEASTERLY DRCTN. SHE RPRTD THE ACFT CONTD DOWN A VALLEY TOWARD POWER LINES THAT SPANNED AN OPEN FIELD. SHE SAW THE ACFT PULL UP RAPIDLY, BECOME ENTANGLED IN THE POWER LINES, THEN TUMBLE TO THE GROUND IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE PLT WAS FND STRAPPED IN HIS SEAT, BUT NO SHOULDER HARNESS WAS INSTALLED IN THE ACFT. RESCUE PERSONNEL TRIED TO SAVE THE PLT'S LIFE BY USING CPR, BUT WERE UNABLE. AN EXAM REVEALED THE ACFT HAD HIT THE UPPER STATIC CABLE OF THE POWERLINE. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE ACFT OR ENG WAS FND.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

MISC EQPT/FURNISHINGS,SHOULDER HARNESS..NOT INSTALLED


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC

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