NTSB Identification: LAX83LA231.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20906.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 14, 1983 in BAKERSFIELD, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N63404
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 POWERLINE WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH AND NOSED OVER IN A OPEN FIELD ONE HALF MILE SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT HAD FLOWN INTO THIS ARPT THE MORNING OF THE ACCIDENT AS A PAX. SHE DECIDED TO DO SOME TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS, LOCAL PILOTS WARNED HER ABOUT THE POWERLINE BEFORE HER DEPARTURE. DURING HER 1ST PATTERN SHE TURNED BASE INSIDE OF A POWERLINE 3/4 MILE FROM THE RUNWAY AND THOUGHT THIS WAS THE ONLY LINE. SHE BECAME OVERLY CONCERNED WITH CORRECTING AN OVERSHOOT OF THE WIND LINE ON FINAL AND DID NOT SEE THE SECOND SET OF WIRES 1/2 MILE FROM THE RUNWAY. THESE WIRES ARE ABOUT 65 FT HIGH. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT THE WIRE CONTACTED THE NOSE GEAR STRUT AND THE ACFT NOSED DOWN INTO A PLOWED FIELD.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..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

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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