NTSB Identification: DEN85FA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28392.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 28, 1985 in CORNVILLE, AZ
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCAA, registration: N6328N
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.

THE ACFT WAS ON A LOCAL FLT WITH THE OWNER/PRIVATE PLT & A STUDENT PLT ON BOARD. WHILE IN AEROBATIC FLT OVER A NARROW CANYON/GULLY AREA, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH & SEVERED 3 POWER LINES & A STATIC LINE, LOCATED APRX 100 FT ABOVE THE GROUND. THE ACFT THEN CRASHED & CAME TO REST IN THE CANYON. ACCORDING TO A SHERIFF'S REPORT, THERE WAS A LOW CEILING & POOR VISIBILITY; HOWEVER, A WITNESS ESTIMATED A SKY CONDITION OF 5000 FT OVERCAST & SAID THE VISIBILITY WAS GOOD. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION THAT WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT. A TOXICOLOGY CHECK OF VITREOUS FLUIDS SHOWED THE PLT/OWNER HAD AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.097% & THE STUDENT HAD AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.05%.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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