NTSB Identification: SEA83LA106.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20705.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 1983 in CLE ELUM, WA
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A, registration: N71836
Injuries: 1 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 POWER LINE WHILE FLYING LOW OVER A RIVER. REPORTEDLY THE STUDENT PILOT WAS BUZZING SOME RAFTERSON THE YAKIMA RIVER WHEN THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE ABOUT 25 FEET AGL. THE POWERLINE WAS DOWNED BY THE IMPACT AND THE ACFT RIGHT WING WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGE. THE STUDENT PILOT THEN FLEW BACK TO BOWERS FIELD AND LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..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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