NTSB Identification: CHI85FA354.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29290.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 20, 1985 in WILMINGTON, OH
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201, registration: N3074K
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

THE PILOT WAS FLYING ON A SOUTH CASTERLY HEADING OF APPROXIMATELY 150' AT A LOW ALTITUDE WHEN HE STRUCK A SET OF STATIC LINES AT APPROXIMATELY 170' AGL. THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER AND HIT THE TERRAIN AT APPROXIMATELY 60, NOSE DOWN IN A STAND OF CORN. THE PILOT WAS FLYING PIPELINE PATROL & MADE AN ENTRY OR HIS FLIGHT LOG AT STATION 16 AT 1414 EDT

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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