NTSB Identification: CHI87LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33889.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 06, 1987 in GOBLES, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA A152, registration: N761ED
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

DURING THE THIRD LEG OF A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE SUN WAS DIRECTLY IN HIS EYES WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH TO RWY 27. HE STATED HE FIRST SAW THE SET OF POWER LINES WHEN THEY WERE ABOUT 25 FEET AHEAD OF THE AIRCRAFT. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DESCEND BELOW THE WIRES, THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE BOTTOM SET OF WIRES. THE PLANE PITCHED DOWN AND IMPACTED ABOUT 75 FEET FROM THE WIRES.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE

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