NTSB Identification: ATL84FLT02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23598.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 24, 1984 in MEMPHIS, TN
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N46RS
Injuries: 1 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 STRUCK A POWERLINE AND CRASHED 1.5 MI SOUTH OF MEMPHIS AIRPORT WHILE ON A ILS LOCALIZER APP TO RWY 36R. THE WX AT THE TIME OF ACC WAS CEILING 200 FT, VISIBILITY 3/4 MILE WITH FOG. THE ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH A VOR LOCALIZER, BUT NO GLIDE SLOOP INDICATOR.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC(MARKED)


Contributing Factors

PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT(VISUAL DEFICIENCY)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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