NTSB Identification: FTW83LA392.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23277.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 23, 1983 in SAN ANTONIO, TX
Aircraft: AERONCA O-58B, registration: N57714
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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.

BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE CONFEDERATE AIR FORCE PERSONNEL. THE PLT-IN-COMMAND (PIC) REMINDED THE OTHER OCCUPANT OF WIRES IN THE AREA WHERE THE WERE FLYING ON BASE LEG. THE OTHER OCCUPANT REPLIED, 'YES, I SEE THEM & THINK WE WILL BE ABOVE THEM.' HE THEN REPLIED, 'NO, WE ARE GOING TO HIT THEM.' AFTER STRIKING THE WIRES, THE ACFT WENT OUT OF CONTROL & CRASHED.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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