NTSB Identification: SEA85LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27959.
Accident occurred Monday, June 24, 1985 in ALBANY, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/19/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 310L, registration: N222MR
Injuries: 2 Serious,3 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 PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO BRACKET THE LOW BAR ON THE 2 BAR VASI TO AVOID LANDING LONG ON THE RWY. ON FINAL, THE ACFT LANDING GEAR STRUCK UNMARKED POWERLINES. THE ACFT THEN STRUCK THE GROUND IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE. A SMALL FIRE ENSUED IN THE LEFT TIP TANK. THE 4 DEG VASI HAD BEEN INSTALLED TO PROVIDE OBSTACLE CLEARANCE OVER THE LINES ON FINAL APCH. THE VASI WAS CHECKED FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT AND WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN AIMED PROPERLY.

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

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

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

UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS CONDITION WARNING..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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