NTSB Identification: BFO88LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37433.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 25, 1988 in PORT ROYAL, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N213JA
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.
THE PILOT DEPARTED FREDERICKSBURG, VA, FOR A POWER LINE PATROL FLIGHT IN PORT ROYAL, VA. AFTER INTERSECTING THE POWER LINES AT THE SUBSTATION, THE PATROL WAS INITIATED FLYING 10 FT ABOVE AND 20 FT TO THE LEFT OF THE LINES. THE PLT STATED HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD OUTSIDE THE ACFT WHEN HE FELT THE ACFT CONTACT THE POWER LINES. CONTACT WITH TWO LINES RESULTED IN THE SEPARATION OF 4 FT OF THE RUDDER, ELEVATOR DAMAGE, AND SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT FLAP. THE PLT CONTINUED THE FLT AND RETURNED TO SHANNON ARPT AFTER DECLARING AN EMERGENCY WITH QUANTICO MARINE BASE ATCT. THE PLT MADE A LONG STRAIGHT-IN APCH TO RWY 23 AND LANDED THE ACFT WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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