NTSB Identification: FTW85LA273.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28094.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 1985 in BROWNSVILLE, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32RT-300T, registration: N21698
Injuries: 2 Serious.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
WHILE PRACTICING TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS THE PLT ALLOWED THE ACFT TO DESCEND BELOW THE PROPER GLIDE SLOPE WHILE ON FINAL APCH. THE ACFT IMPACTED A POWER LINE APRX 1000 FT SHORT OF THE RWY AND CRASHED ON THE SIDE OF A DRAINAGE DITCH LEVEE. THE ELEVATION OF THE LINE WAS ABOUT 10 FT ABOVE THE HEIGHT OF AND ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THE LEVEE. THE PLT REPORTEDLY DOES NOT REMEMBER ANYTHING AFTER PASSING THE ELEVATION OF 400 FT AGL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ALTITUDE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT
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