NTSB Identification: LAX86LA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30128.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 21, 1985 in SANTA PAULA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N714GG
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 STUDENT PLT & HIS CFI SUCCESSFULLY PERFORMED 8 LANDINGS.ON FINAL APCH TO THE 9'TH LDG THE ACFT WAS LOW & THE CFI DELAYED IN DIRECTING HIS STUDENT TO INCREASE ENG PWR. THE STUDENT RESPONDED BUT THE ACFT DID NOT GAIN ALT SOON ENOUGH TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH A PWR POLE & WIRES 300 FT FROM THE RWY.

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT FOLLOWED..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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