NTSB Identification: ANC86LA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29987.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 20, 1986 in DELTA JUNCTION, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N116ME
Injuries: 2 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.

THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TELEPHONE POLE GUIDE WIRE WHILE MANEUVERING AT A LOW ALTITUDE. THE ELECTRIC COMPANY STATED THAT THE GUIDE WIRE WAS 32 FEET ABOVE THE ROAD SURFACE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS LOW FLYING LESS THAN 50 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND TO REVIEW MINING CLAIM SITES.

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

OBJECT..ELECTRICAL TOWER

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

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

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

OBJECT..GUY WIRE

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:

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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