NTSB Identification: FTW85LA340.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30988.
Accident occurred Friday, August 30, 1985 in PALO PINTO, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA L-19E, registration: N3255X
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 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.

THE ACFT WAS REPORTED BY WITNESSES TO HAVE BEEN FLYING VERY LOW OVER A LAKE JUST PRIOR TO ACCIDENT. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH PWR LINES AFTER PASSING OVER A DAM AND WAS DESTROYED ON GROUND IMPACT. THE PLT REPORTED A LOSS PWR WAS EXPERIENCED.THE ENG WAS TEST RUN WITH NO INDICATION OF A PRE-IMPACT MALFUNCTION FOUND.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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

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