NTSB Identification: SEA86LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30618.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 08, 1986 in EMIGRANT PASS, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 180K, registration: N644FM
Injuries: 1 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 WAS INFORMED DURING A WX BRIEFING THAT VFR FLT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED. THE PLT ELECTED TO TAKEOFF REGARDLESS AND ENCOUNTERED LOW CEILINGS AND VISIBILITIES. WHILE LOOKING FOR AN AREA OF A HIGHWAY TO LAND THE ACFT, PWR LINES WERE CONTACTED WITH THE TOP OF THE VERTICAL STABILIZER. THE PLT THEN CONTINUED TO AN ARPT WHERE AN UNEVENTFUL LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..REDUCED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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