NTSB Identification: SEA84FU001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23615.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 04, 1984 in JUNCTION CITY, OR
Aircraft: EIPPER QUICKSILVER MX, registration: NONE
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE WAS OPERATING THE ULTRALIGHT BETWEEN 50 & 200 FT AGL, WHEN HE EXPERIENCED THROTTLE CONTROL DIFFICULTIES. HE REPORTED THAT WHILE CORRECTING THE PROBLEM, HIS ATTENTION TO THE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT WAS REDUCED. WHEN HE RETURNED HIS CONCENTRATION TO THE FLT PATH, HE SAW POWER LINE POLES, PERPENDICULAR TO HIS DIRECTIONOF FLT, BUT HE BELIEVED HE WOULD CLEAR ANY WIRES. IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER, THE ULTRALIGHT STRUCK THE 3 TOPMOST WIRES, APRX 27 FT AGL. THE ULTRALIGHT THEN IMPACTED THE GROUND ABOUT 84 FT BEYOND THE WIRES.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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