NTSB Identification: LAX83LA252.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21413.
Accident occurred Friday, May 27, 1983 in YREKA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N8018A
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.

THE PLT LANDED AT THE MONTAGUE ARPT FOR FUEL, BUT FUEL WAS NOT AVAILABLE, SO HE PROCEEDED TO ROHRER FIELD WHERE 18 GAL WAS ONLOADED. DURING TAKEOFF WITH A DENSITY ALT OF APRX 4200 FT, HE LIFTED OFF AFTER USING APRX 2/3 OF THE 3360 FT RWY. HE REPORTED THAT AT THAT TIME, HE SAW HIGH POWER LINES BEYOND THE END OF THE RWY. FULL FLAPS (40 DEGS) WERE EXTENDED TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL LIFT. HOWEVER, WHEN THE PLT SAW THAT HE WOULD NOT CLEAR OVER THE 120 FT POWER LINES, HE ELECTED TO FLY UNDER THEM. HE THEN SAW A LOWER TRANSMISSION LINE & STARTED A SHALLOW LEFT TURN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT SETTLED TO THE GROUND & COLLIDED WITH A FENCE BEFORE COMING TO REST. THE MAX LIFT OVER DRAG CONFIGURATION FOR THE CESSNA 170B IS 20 DEG OF FLAP EXTENSION.

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:

LOWERING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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