NTSB Identification: DEN83LA100.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21941.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 19, 1983 in MARTINSDALE, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N6322D
Injuries: 2 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.

REPORTEDLY, THE INSTRUCTOR PLT WAS ON A PERSONAL/BUSINESS FLT WITH A STUDENT PLT AS A PASSENGER. A LANDING WAS MADE ON A ROAD THAT HAD BEEN USED BY CROP DUSTER PLTS. THE PLT HAD BEEN INFORMED ABOUT THE PRESENCE OF POWER LINES. HE SAW SOME POWER LINES & HAD LANDED SHORT OF THEIR POSITION; HOWEVER, HE DID NTO SEE THE TELEPHONE LINES THAT CROSSED THE ROAD AT ANOTHER LOCATION. DURING A SUBSEQUENT TAKEOFF DOWN A GRADE, THE TELEPHONE LINES WERE OBSCURED BY SUN REFLECTING OFF SWOW COVERED MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND. AFTER LIFTOFF, THE LEFT GEAR HIT A TELEPHONE LINE & THE ACFT CARTWHEELED TO THE LEFT & CRASHED.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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