NTSB Identification: CHI86LA213.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32014.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 24, 1986 in CLINTONVILLE, WI
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N2352N
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.

FOLLOWING AT LEAST THREE SUCCESSFUL PRACTICE LOW APPROACHES TO A FARM FIELD, THE STUDENT PILOT CLIMBED OVER A SMALL WOODED AREA AND DID A 180 DEGREE TURN TO PERFORM AN APPROACH TO ANOTHER FIELD. HE FLEW DOWN TO WITHIN 20 FEET OF THE GROUND, THEN APPLIED FULL POWER TO CLIMB BACK UP. DURING THE GO-AROUND, HIS RIGHT WING STRUCK THE HIGHEST LINE OF A POWER LINE ARRAY AT THE END OF THE FIELD. THE AIRCRAFT YAWED AND LOST ALTITUDE; HOWEVER, THE STUDENT RECOVERED AND LANDED UNEVENTFULLY AT AN AIRFIELD ABOUT 15 MILES AWAY.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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