NTSB Identification: MKC83FA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20876.
Accident occurred Monday, June 27, 1983 in NELIGH, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N46832
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

AT APRX 1920 CDT, THE PLT ENTERED THE NWS STATION AT NORFOLK, NE & REQUEST A WX BRIEFING FOR A FLT FROM BLOOMFIELD, NE BACK TO NORFOLK, TO ARRIVE BEFORE SUNSET. HE WAS ADVISED OF MARGINAL WX CONDITIONS DUE TO THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY. THE FORECAST CALLED FOR OCCASIONAL CEILINGS OF 600 FT WITH THE VISIBILITY AT 1 MI IN THUNDERSTORMS & FOG. THE EXACT DEPARTURE TIME FROM BLOOMFIELD WAS NOT DETERMINED; BUT BLOOMFIELD WAS LOCATED APRX 50 MI (BY ROAD) FROM NORFOLK. AT 2223 CDT, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH POWER LINES & POLES NEAR NELIGH, NE. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION. WITNESSES IN THE VICINITY ESTIMATED A CEILING OF APRX 500 FT & A VISIBILITY OF ABOUT 1 MI WITH RAIN & FOG.

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:

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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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