NTSB Identification: CHI83LA181.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21253.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 24, 1983 in MT. PLEASANT, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N6155K
Injuries: 4 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.

WHILE ON A LOCAL SIGHT-SEEING FLT, THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND AT MT PLEASANT, MI FOR LUNCH. A LOW PASS WAS MADE OVER RWY 09. THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHILE HE WAS ON A SECOND APPROACH TO LAND, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED WIND GUSTS AND A LOSS OF ALTITUDE. THE PLANE'S RIGHT WING STRUCK AND BROKE A 30 FT HIGH POWER LINE APRX 900 FT SHORT OF THE RWY. AFTER HITTING THE POWER LINE, THE ACFT SWERVED TO THE RIGHT, THE FLT CONTROLS BECAME MUSHY, AND THE ACFT CRASH LANDED TO THE RIGHT OF THE RWY. THE WIND WAS REPORTED TO BE FROM 010 DEG AT 12 GUSTING 15 KTS.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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