NTSB Identification: FTW87LA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33138.
Accident occurred Monday, March 02, 1987 in PORTER, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N714KG
Injuries: 1 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE WAS FLYING LOW OVER THE SAN JACINTO RIVER, APPROXIMATELY 50 FT AGL. DURING A DESCENDING RIGHT TURN THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED A POWER LINE. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO THE RIVER CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO BOTH WING SPARS AND THE FUSELAGE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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