NTSB Identification: SEA83FA060.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20415.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 06, 1983 in 5 NM E. OF KENT, WA
Aircraft: GLASAIR SH-2, registration: N46JS
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 HOMEBUILT ACFT COLLIDED WITH POWERLINES ON FINAL APPROACH AND CRASHED. THE PILOT WAS ON A FLIGHT FROM ONE AIRPORT TOANOTHER TO DEMONSTRATE HIS ACRT TO OTHER BUILDERS OF THE ACFT. HE WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER THE PATTERN AND FLY A LOW BASE LEG AND FINAL APPROACH TO RUNWAY 15. A NOSE UP ATTITUDE AND SMOKE FROM THE ENGINE EXHAUST WAS OBSERVED PRIOR TO THE COLLISION WITH THE WIRES. THE ACRT WAS DESTROYED BY GROUND IMPACT AND FIRE AND THE PILOT WAS FATALLY INJURED.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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