NTSB Identification: NYC86FA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30211.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 10, 1985 in WINTERPORT, ME
Aircraft: Cessna C-182N, registration: N9005G
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT DEPARTED BANGOR UNDER SPECIAL VFR DUR TO LOW CEILINGS. A WITNESS SAW THE ACFT FLY UNDER POWERLINES THAT CROSSED A RIVER AND DISAPPEAR BEHIND TREES. THERE WAS NO INDICATION OF AN ACCIDENT. 22 DAY LATER, THE ACFT WAS LOCATED 150 FT SOUTH FROM THE POWERLINES ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER. INSPECTION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED GOUGES AND SCRAPES ON THE LANDING GEAR AND PROPELLER.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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