NTSB Identification: ATL88FA046.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35385.
Accident occurred Friday, November 27, 1987 in OLIVER SPRINGS, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N98BS
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT HAD DEPTD FROM A SMALL AIRPORT NR KINGSTON, TN MID AFTERNOON AND HAD LANDED AT ANOTHER ABOUT 30 NMI TO THE NE. HE REMAINED ON THE GROUND 30-45 MIN DEPARTING BETWEEN 1530-1545. ACCORDING TO INFO GATHERED, THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO FLY OVER THE OAK RIDGE AIRPORT, 15 NMI W, FROM W TO E, MAKE A LEFT TURN TO A LOW DOWNWIND, AND DURING A LEFT TURN TO FINAL, COLLIDE WITH UNMARKED TRANSMISSION LINES AND CRASH INTO THE TREES ABOUT ONE MILE N OF THE TURF RUNWAY THRESHOLD. THE PLT WAS FLYING FROM THE RT SEAT. THE NORMAL TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR THE PVT AIRSTRIP IS EXTENDED ACROSS A RIDGE, LEFT TURN TO BASE AND FLY THE FINAL THROUGH A GAP IN THE MOUNTAINS. THE AIRPORT IS SHOWN ON THE ATL VFR CHART AS A PVT FLD NOT FOR PUBLIC USE. THE AOPA AIRPORT DIRECTORY LIST OBSTRUCTIONS AS 'HILLS, MOUNTAINS,POWERLINES.'

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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

Index for Nov1987 | Index of months