NTSB Identification: LAX83LA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22190.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 27, 1983 in GORMAN, CA
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N4235R
Injuries: 6 Uninjured.

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

ENCOUNTERING CLOUDS ENROUTE THE PLT DESCENDED TO FLY THROUGH THE TETON PASS. AFTER CONFIRMING A VFR CHECK POINT, HE COMMENCED A CLIMB. SHORTLY THEREAFTER THE ACFT STRUCK A POWERLINE.

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:

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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