NTSB Identification: DEN87FA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33055.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 27, 1986 in GILCREST, CO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-12-150, registration: N78475
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT MADE A LOW PASS AT APRX 200 FT AGL & WAVED AT TW0 FRIENDS WHO WERE DUCK HUNTING. HE THEN MADE A 2ND PASS AT APRX 150 FT & LEFT THE AREA. ABOUT 10 MIN LATER, THE ACFT RETURNED & WAS SEEN FLYING DOWN A RIVER AT TREE TOP LEVEL. THE ACFT STRUCK 3 OF 4 POWER LINES & CRASHED ON A SAND BAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER.

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

BUZZING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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