NTSB Identification: NYC85LA183.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28109.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 18, 1985 in GARDINER, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 172E, registration: N3625S
Injuries: 3 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.

DURING THE RETURN FLT TO GARDINER, NY, THE PLT ELECTED TO FLY ALONG THE WALKILL RIVER. THE ACFT CONTACTED POWER LINES WHICH CROSSED OVER THE RIVER AND CAME TO REST INVERTED IN APRX 1 1/2 FT OF WATER. THE PLT STATED HE WAS UNAWARE OF THE POWER LINES AND HE DID NOT SEE THEM.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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