NTSB Identification: MIA88FA223.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37397.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 16, 1988 in PAXTON, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: ROCKWELL 100-180, registration: N3603X
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

PLT'S LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED AT TIME OF ACCIDENT AND HIS MEDICAL CERTIFICATE WAS EXPIRED. PLT FAILED TO GET WEATHER BRIEFING PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. PLT CONTINUED FLT INTO DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND AT A PRIVATE AIRPORT DUE TO WEATHER THE PLT COLLIDED WITH UNMARKED POWERLINES LOCATED IN THE APPROACH PATH TO THE RUNWAY.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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