NTSB Identification: CHI85LA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27531.
Accident occurred Friday, April 12, 1985 in PHILLIPSBURG, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N55211
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING A NIGHT VFR APPROACH TO A STRANGE AIRPORT THE ACFT STRUCK POWER LINES LOCATED ONE-HALF MILE FROM THE END OF THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT SHE WAS UNAWARE OF THE WIRES & WAS NOT AWARE THAT HER ACFT HAD COLLIDED WITH THEM UNTIL HER FORWARD PROGRESS WAS HALTED AND HER ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND. WHEN SHE EXITED THE ACFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT SHE WAW THE WIRES WRAPPED AROUND THE NOSE GEAR AND REALIZED WHAT HAD HAPPENED. THE POWER LINE, WHICH IS 30 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, IS NOT MARKED WITH OBSTRUCTION LIGHTS.

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:

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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