NTSB Identification: DEN85LA135.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27634.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 18, 1985 in LOMA, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N6462D
Injuries: 2 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.

THE ACFT CONTACTED POWER LINES WHICH CROSS OVER THE MISSOURI RIVER. THE LINES ARE APRX 150-200 FT ABOVE THE RIVER ON ONE SIDE AND APRX 45 FT ABOVE THE RIVER ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE. THE PLT STATED HE WAS FLYING ALONG THE RIVER AT AN ALT OF APRX 75 FT WHEN CONTACT WITH THE WIRE OCCURRED. CONTROL OF THE ACFT WAS REGAINED AND THE FLT CONTINUED TO AN UNEVENTFUL LANDING AT GREAT FALLS, MT. THE WIRE STRIKE RESULTED IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO BOTH WINGS.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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