NTSB Identification: ATL85LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26457.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 13, 1984 in ALBERMARLE, NC
Aircraft: HUGHES 269C, registration: N7401F
Injuries: 2 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.

PLT SAW UNFAMILIAR MOUNTAIN RANGE AND DECIDED TO LAND IN A RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION SITE TO FIND OUT HIS EXACT LOCATION. PLT FAILED TO SEE ELECTRICAL WIRES DURING THE DESCENT UNTIL TOO LATE. PLT LOST CONTROL OF ACFT IN LAST MINUTE ATTEMPT TO AVOID WIRES. ACFT CONTACTED WIRES AND CRASHED INTO THE GROUND.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND


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