NTSB Identification: DEN89LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38104.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 19, 1988 in MALTA, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 210D, registration: N3811Y
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 PRIVATE PLT, ALONE IN THE AIRCRAFT, WAS PERFORMING A LANDING ON A PAVED ROAD AT A HUNTING RESORT. DURING FINAL APPROACH THE CESSNA STRUCK POWER LINES AND DAMAGED THE NOSE GEAR. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE ROAD AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED A BENT ENGINE TUNNEL AND FIREWALL. THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN TOLD THAT THERE WERE HIGH TENSION WIRES ON EACH END OF THE ROAD WHICH HE OBSERVED DURING SEVERAL LOW PASSES THAT HE MADE BEFORE LANDING. HE DID NOT OBSERVE, HOWEVER, TWO SMALLER WIRES UNTIL IMMEDIATELY BEFORE CONTACTING THEM.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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