NTSB Identification: CHI86LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31842.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 23, 1986 in GREGORY, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N16047
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 CFI STATED THAT THE PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO LOOK AT PROPERTY AND GIVE A BFR TO HIS DUAL STUDENT. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK WIRES WHILE ON APPROACH TO RUNWAY 23 AT THE SMITH FARM AIRPORT. THE CFI STATED THIS ACCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED HAD HE USED A STEEPER APPROACH AND IF THE WIRES WERE IDENTIFIED WITH A RED BALL OR STREAMER.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,OBSTRUCTION MARKING..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT SELECTED..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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