NTSB Identification: MKC87IA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33186.
Incident occurred Tuesday, March 24, 1987 in NEOSHO, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/01/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N98763
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE ACFT HAD JUST BEEN PURCHASED & WAS BEING FERRIED FROM ST LOUIS, MO TO SAN CARLOS, CA. THE PLT RPRTD HE WAS FLYING FROM SPRINGFIELD TO TULSA, WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED UNFORECAST WX & ELECTED TO DIVERT TO NEOSHO OR RETURN TO SPRINGFIELD. HE BEGAN A LEFT TURN TOWARD NEOSHO, BUT ENCTRD RISING TERRAIN, SO HE TURNED BACK TO THE RIGHT. WHILE TURNING, HE SAW A TV TOWER & MANEUVERED TO AVOID IT. HOWEVER, THE ACFT STRUCK A GUY WIRE & WAS DAMAGED, BUT CONTINUED FLYING. THE PLT THEN SHUT DOWN THE ENG & MADE AN OFF-ARPT LANDING WITH NO FURTHER DAMAGE. HE ESTIMATED THERE WAS A 600' CEILING WITH ONE MI VIS & WIND FROM 240 DEG AT 15 KTS.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..ELECTRICAL TOWER


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..GUY WIRE


Contributing Factors

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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