NTSB Identification: LAX84LA148.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24876.
Accident occurred Friday, January 20, 1984 in OAKLAND, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N54042
Injuries: 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH WIRES DURING A DESCENT THROUGH THE CLOUDS. THE STUDENT PLT HAD FOUND HIMSELF ON TOP OF AN OVERCAST AND MANAGED TO DESCEND THROUGH IT BUT IN DOING SO A POWER LINE WAS HIT. THE PLT CLIMBED BACK ON TOP AND CONTINUED TO DESTINATION WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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:

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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