NTSB Identification: LAX86LA195.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31905.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 27, 1986 in KEARNY, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N12962
Injuries: 2 Minor,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 PLT STATED THAT HE WAS ON A SIGHTSEEING FLT AND WAS FLYING WESTBOUND AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL ALONG THE GILA RIVER, WHEN THE ACFT STRUCK POWERLINES. THE ACFT THEN DESCENDED INTO THE RIVER BED. HE FUTHER STATED THAT HE OBSERVED THE POWERLINES AT THE LAST MINUTE AND WAS MANEUVERING TO FLY UNDER THEM WHEN THE ACFT'S WHEELS STRUCK THE UNSEEN LOWER LINES.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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