NTSB Identification: NYC83LA225.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22423.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 25, 1983 in NEW SALEM, MA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182C, registration: N8596T
Injuries: 4 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 HIGH TENSION WIRES WHILE FLYING AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL. THE PLT LANDED IN THE WATER AND ALL 4 OCCUPANTS EVACUATED SAFELY. THE DITCHING WAS CONTROLLED BUT THE ACFT NOSED OVER AFTER IMPACT. THE PASSENGERS SAID THEY HAD NO TROUBLE UNTIL THEY HEARD A LOUD BANG AND REALIZED THE ACFT HAD CONTACTED THE WIRES. A WITNESS ALSO HEARD THE BANG AND SAW THE ACFT GOING DOWN. AFTER WATER CONTACT TWO OCCUPANTS EVACUATED AND SWAM TO SHORE; TWO WERE PICKED UP BY A BOAT OPERATED BY THE WITNESS.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..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:

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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