NTSB Identification: LAX84FA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24458.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 21, 1984 in SANTA PAULA, CA
Aircraft: WELLS/RAND KR-2, registration: N42CW
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.

WHILE FLYING IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A 1/2 INCH POWER LINE/GROUND CABLE, APRX 300 FT ABOVE THE TERRAIN. THE IMPACT OCCURRED AT MID-SPAN. AFTER COLLIDING WITH THE CABLE, THE ACFT CRASHED & CAME TO REST IN AN ORCHARD. THE SUN WAS AT AN ANGLE OF ABOUT 41 DEG ABOVE THE HORIZON.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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