NTSB Identification: MIA83FLA01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21218.
Accident occurred Friday, April 01, 1983 in ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA T188C, registration: N2541J
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE HAD JUST COMPLETED EAST TO WEST SWATH RUNS & TURNED TOWARD THE SUN TO TRIM THE EAST SIDE OF THE FIELD. ALSO, HE REPORTED THAT HIS WINDSHIELD WAS COVERED WITH SPRAY MIST WHICH RESTRICTED HIS VISIBILITY. SUBSEQUENTLY, HE DID NOT SEE HOW CLOSE HE WAS TO A POWER LINE. THE RIGHT WING OF THE ACFT STRUCK THE POWER LINE & THE ACFT CRASHED.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..DIRTY(FOGGY)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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