NTSB Identification: ATL83LA152.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20955.
Accident occurred Monday, April 04, 1983 in VERBENA, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757HT
Injuries: 2 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.
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A WIRE CABLE DURING A SIMULATED EMERGENCY LANDING TO AN OPEN FIELD OFF THE ARPT. THE PILOT SAID HE WAS FLYING LOCALLY AND SAW A FIELD THAT LOOKED LARGE ENOUGH TO LAND IN SO HE REDUCED POWER TO IDLE AND WAS MAKING A SIMULATED EMERGENCY APPROACH WHEN THE PROPELLER AND RIGHT WING STRUCK A WIRE. THE ACFT YAWED VIOLENTLY TO THE RIGHT. THEPILOT REGAINED CONTROL AND RETURNED TO THE ARPT WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. HE ESTIMATED HIS ALT AS 100 FT AGL AT THE TIMEOF THE OCCURRENCE. THE LOCATION OF THE WIRE HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED. THERE HAVE BEEN NO REPORTS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..SIMULATED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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