NTSB Identification: ATL85FA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27506.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 24, 1985 in LETOHATCHEE, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N2431X
Injuries: 2 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.

ACFT WAS OBSERVED AT LOW ALT DESCENDING ON A NORTHERLY HDG. ABOUT 1.5 MI. 5 OF THE CRASH SITE. ENGINE SOUNDS WERE CHARACTERIZED AS SMOOTH AND NORMAL. ACFT STRUCK A 44000 VOLT X-MISSION LINE PARTING A 5/16IN. DIAMETER HI-STRENGTH STEEL GROUND CABLE AND A 1/0 ALUMINUM/STEEL CONDUCTOR. 18 TURNS OF THE STEEL CABLE WERE REMOVED FROM AROUND THE PROP SHAFT ABOUT 1820 FT OF THE STEEL CABLE WAS PULLED FROM THE SUPPORT STRUCTURES. ACFT CAME TO A STOP ABOUT 457FT PAST THE X-MISSION LINE AND BURNED.

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

BUZZING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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