NTSB Identification: NYC86FA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30035.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 05, 1985 in SELINSGROVE, PA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28, registration: N652FL
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 AFCT WAS SEEN FLYING AT LOW ALT BEFORE IT COLLIDED WITH UNMARKED TRANSMISSION LINES AT A HEIGHT OF 170 FT AGL. THE ACFT PITCHED UP AND THEN DESCENDED TO THE GROUND. THE TOP OF THE RUDDER AND VERTICAL STABILATOR WERE SEVERED FROM THE ACFT. THE COLLISION OCCURRED ABOUT 500 FT FROM THE PLT'S HOME. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT DID NOT DISCLOSE EVIDENCE OF ANY MALFUNCTION.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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