NTSB Identification: NYC85LA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26741.
Accident occurred Monday, October 15, 1984 in ONO, PA
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N1069E
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.
AFTER A LNDG PRACTICE FLIGHT, SOLO STUDENT PLT RETURNED TO HOME FIELD AT DUSK. FIRST LNDG ATTEMPT RESULTED IN OVERSHOOT AND GO-AROUND. SINCE WINDS WERE CALM, PLT ELECTED TO LAND ON RECIPROCAL RUNWAY DUE TO CLEAR OVERRUN AREA. THIS NECESSITATED ON OBSTACLE APPROACH OVER A DWELLING AT THE APPROACH END OF THE SELECTED RUNWAY. PLT WAS CONCENTRATING ON CLRNC FROM DWELLING, DID NOT SEE POWER LINES IN FAILING LIGHT CONDITIONS UNTIL TOO LATE TO AVOID. A PULL-UP WAS INITIATED BUT UNDERCARRAIGE CAUGHT ON WIRES. ACFT TIPPED NOSE DOWN ONTO DWELLING ROOF, SLID DOWN ROOF SLOPE, HIT GROUND NOSE FIRST AND TIPPED OVER TO INVERT POSITION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)
DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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