NTSB Identification: FTW83LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21503.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 13, 1983 in HENNESSEY, OK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22, registration: N1139C
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.

WHILE ON A SHORT FINAL TO LAND AT A PRIVATE AG STRIP, THE ACFT STRUCK POWER LINES, THEN FLIPPED OVER & IMPACTED ON THE APCH END OF THE RWY. ALTHOUGH THE PLT WAS UNFAAMILAR WITH THE ARPT, SHE HAD BEEN BRIEFED ON THE EXISTANCE OF THE WIRES BEFORE HER DEPARTURE. THE WIRES WERE NOT MARKED.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,OBSTRUCTION MARKING..UNAVAILABLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND

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