NTSB Identification: DEN84LA212.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25448.
Accident occurred Friday, July 06, 1984 in MINNEWAUKAN, ND
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N8917V
Injuries: 2 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 PILOT OF THIS AIRCRAFT OVERFLEW HIS INTENDED LANDING SITE, A GRAVEL ROAD, IN AN ATTEMPT TO OBSERVE ANY POWER LINES OR OTHER OBSTRUCTIONS THAT MIGHT BE IN HIS WAY. HE DID NOT SEE ANYTHING THAT WOULD PREVENT A SAFE LANDING. WHILE TURNING TO MAKE THE ACTUAL LANDING HIS MAIN GEAR STRUCK A POWER LINE. THE AIRCRAFT THEN IMPACTED THE GROUND AND NOSED OVER. THIS ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT DUSK.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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