NTSB Identification: LAX89LA300.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39518.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 02, 1989 in SELMA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1991
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N24580
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 PLT RPRTD THAT AS HE DESCENDED TOWARD HIS HOME, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE. THE POWER LINE WAS ABOUT 65 FT ABOVE THE GROUND. THE ACFT CONTINUED FLYING & WAS LANDED AT A NEARBY ARPT WITH SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PROPER CLEARANCE FROM THE POWER LINE, WHILE MANEUVERING AT LOW ALTITUDE. THE POWER LINE WAS A RELATED FACTOR.

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