NTSB Identification: SEA85LA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29197.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 18, 1985 in INDEPENDENCE, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49282
Injuries: 1 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 DESCENDED TO A LOW ALT OVER A RIVER TO LOOK FOR BIRDS. WHILE OVER THE RIVER THE PLT SPOTTED PWR LINES AT AN ALT OF APRX 75 FT AGL. AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO FLY UNDER THE LINES, BUT THE TAIL CONTACTED THE WIRES SEVERING APRX 6 INCHES OFF THE TOP PORTION OF THE RUDDER.

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:

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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