NTSB Identification: CHI83LA399.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22795.
Accident occurred Monday, August 29, 1983 in COLUMBIA STA., OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 172E, registration: N3540S
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDING TO THE NON-RATED PLT, HE WAS ON DOWNWIND TO LAND WHEN HE APPLIED CARBURETOR HEAT, THEN THE ENG RPM BEGAN TO DECREASE. HE STATED THAT HE PUSHED THE THROTTLE FORWARD, BUT GOT NO RESPONSE FROM THE ENG. HE FURTHER STATED THAT THE ACFT CONTINUED TO LOSE ALTITUDE & HIT POWER LINES. HOWEVER, THE PASSENGER, WHO WAS A RATED PLT STATED THAT HE WAS NOT AWARE THE PLT WAS NOT RATED. THE PASSENGER REPORTED THAT HE OBSERVED NO MALFUNCTION OF THE POWER PLANT OPERATION BUT THAT THE APCH WAS FLOWN TOO LOW TO CLEAR THE POWER LINES. AFTER COLLIDING WITH THE POWER LINES, THE ACFT CRASHED TO THE GROUND IN AN INVERTED ATTITUDE. THE PLT HAD PREVIOUSLY OBTAINED A STUDENT PLT CERTIFICATE, BUT HIS MEDICAL HAD EXPIRED. A TOXICOLOGICAL EXAM REVEALED THAT HE HAD A BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.147%.

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:

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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