NTSB Identification: NYC85FHA03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27593.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 04, 1985 in AUBURN CENTER, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N6851H
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Uninjured.

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.

DURING ATTEMPTED LANDING ON A NON-CERTIFICATED STRIP, PLT ATTEMPTED A GO AROUND. THE ACFT STRUCK A GROUNDING CABLE WHICH WAS STRETCHED BETWEEN TWO TELEPHONE POLES NEAR THE END OF THE AIRSTRIP. THE ACFT THEN TRAVELED APRX 120 FT BEFORE CONTACTING TREES. WHEN LANDING TO THE NORTH, THE AIRSTRIP HAS AN APRX 5 DEG UPSLOPE.

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:

CLEARANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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