NTSB Identification: CHI87LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33592.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 08, 1987 in KENOSHA, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: MOONEY M-20G, registration: N3960N
Injuries: 3 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.

WHILE ON DOWNWIND LEG THE PILOT HEARD ANOTHER AIRCRAFT CALL DOWNWIND. WHEN HE TURNED TO FINAL THE OTHER AIRCRAFT TURNED BASE. AS HE DESCENDED ON FINAL APPROACH THE OTHER AIRCRAFT TURNED SHARPLY INSIDE THE ACFT ON FINAL AND LANDED. THE FOLLOWING AIRCRAFT STRUCK POWER LINES AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND WHILE ATTEMPTING TO INCREASE THE SPACE BETWEEN THE TWO ACFT. A PERSON ON THE GROUND RECEIVED A SORE NECK ATTEMPTING TO AVOID BEING HIT BY THE FALLING POWER LINES.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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