NTSB Identification: FTW86FPJ02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29606.
Accident occurred Friday, November 01, 1985 in TAHLEQUAH, OK
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4969H
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 CONTACTED STATIC CABLES AND DESCENDED TO GROUND CONTACT DURING AN AERIAL SEARCH FOR A PERSON. THE PLT HAD TURNED THE ACFT INTO THE SUN WHEN IT CONTACTED ONE OF TWO STATIC CABLES ON A POWER TRANSMISSION ARRAY APRX 159 FT AGL. THE TOWERS TO WHICH THE CABLES WERE ATTACHED ARE LOCATED ON HIGH TERRAIN ON WITHER SIDE OF A 4 LANE HWY.

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:

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE

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