NTSB Identification: MKC85FA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26498.
Accident occurred Monday, November 19, 1984 in COZAD, NE
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201, registration: N2894S
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION LINE WHILE ON A BUSINESS FLT. INVESTIGATION REVALED IMC EXISTED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, THE PLT DID NOT FILE A FLT PLAN, THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF A WX BRIEFING AND THERE WERE NO KNOWN COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE ACFT. THE CABLE WAS STRUCK AT APRX 106 FT ABOVE ROLLING TERRAIN. NO MALFUNCTIONS OF THE ACFT OR IMPAIRMENT OF THE PLT WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL INSTRUMENT TIME..PILOT IN COMMAND

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