NTSB Identification: MKC90LA031.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39866.
Accident occurred Friday, November 17, 1989 in OSAGE CITY, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/25/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N20428
Injuries: 2 Serious.
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 SAID THAT HE HAD JUST COMPLETED A NIGHT TOUCH-AND-GO LANDING AND WAS ON AN APPROACH FOR A FULL STOP LNDG. DURING THE FINAL APPROACH, THE PAX, WHO WAS ALSO A PVT PILOT, SHOUTED 'WATCH THE WIRES' AND PULLED BACK ON THE CONTROL WHEEL. THE PLT APPLIED FULL THROTTLE, BUT THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE WIRES, THEN THE TERRAIN. THE WIRES WERE ABOUT ONE HALF MILE FROM THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT MISJUDGED DISTANCE AND ALTITUDE TO THE RUNWAY WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH TO LAND. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: DARK NIGHT AND STATIC WIRES.
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