NTSB Identification: MIA84LA198.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24632.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 03, 1984 in PORT ST. JOE, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N4980L
Injuries: 2 Minor,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.

WHILE ON FINAL APCH TO LAND AT A PRIVATE ARPT, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH POWER LINES NEAR THE APCH END OF THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT HE DID NOT SEE THE POWER LINES UNTIL JUST PRIOR TO IMPACT. HE ATTEMPTED TO FLY UNDER THE LINES, BUT THE VERTICAL STABILIZER OF THE ACFT STRUCK THE WIRES. THE ACFT THEN CRASHED UNCONTROLLED ON THE RWY.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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