NTSB Identification: LAX85LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26877.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 25, 1984 in COTTONWOOD, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N9164A
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE ACFT WAS IN LEVEL FLIGHT AT TREETOP ALTITUDE ALONG A RIVER AND THAT THE ENGINE WAS OPERATINGNORMALLY UNTIL THE ACFT STRUCK & SEVERED THREE POWER LINES BEFORE IMPACTING THE RIVERBANK ABOUT 200 FT WEST OF THE WIRES

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC


Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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