NTSB Identification: FTW84LA303.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25108.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 14, 1984 in BROOKSHIRE, TX
Aircraft: SMITH MINIPLANE DSA-1, registration: N1674
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 AN UNMARKED WIRE AFTER THE ENGINE QUIT ON FINAL APCH. AFTER THE COLLISION THE PLT WAS ABLE TO LEVEL THE ACFT AND CRASH LANDED ABOUT 250 FT SHORT OF THE RWY. THE IMPACT SNAPPED OFF ONE GEAR AND FOLDED THE OTHER. THEACFT SKIDDED TO A STOP ON THE GRASS. THE PLT THOUGHT HE COULD HAVE MISSED THE WIRE IF HE HAD SEEN IT. THE PLT RECOMMENDED MARKER BALLS ON THE TOP WIRE. ACCORDING TO HIM THE BOTTOM WIRE WAS MARKED WHICH LED HIM TO MISJUDGE THE CLEARANCE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..CONFLICTING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,OBSTRUCTION MARKING..INACCURATE

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..SEPARATION

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