NTSB Identification: LAX83LA306.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22543.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 1983 in CAJON PASS, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA C170A, registration: N1239D
Injuries: 4 Serious.

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 WAS FLYING ABOUT 40 FT AGL IN MARGINAL WEATHER WHEN THE ACFT CONTACTED A POWER LINE AND CRASHED. NO FLT PLAN WASFILED AND THERE IS NO RECORD OF A WEATHER BRIEFING FOR THE PLT. THE PLT STATED HE WAS FOLLOWING A HIGHWAY UP A PASS WHENHE ENCOUNTERED MARGINAL VISIBILITY. HE SAID HE COULD NOT TURN AROUND DUE TO LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE TERRAIN. A WITNESS SAID HE SAW THE ACFT ABOUT 4O FT AGL AND SAW IT COLLIDED WITH POWER LINES AND COME DOWN ON THE SIDE OF THE FREEWAY. THE PLT SAID HE SHOULD HAVE MADE A 180 DEGREE TURN BEFORE HE GOT INTO THE REDUCED VISIBILITY. HE SAID THAT WHEN HE SAW THE POWER LINES HE ADDED FULL POWER BUT THE STALL WARNING SOUNDED SO HE PUT THE NOSEDOWN AND TRIED TO GO BETWEEN THE POWER LINES.

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

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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