NTSB Identification: SEA83FYA02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21133.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 1983 in NR JACKPOT, NV
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108, registration: N5533Z
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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.

PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED MANEUVERING IN THE VICINITY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND WHILE IT WAS BEING FLOWN UNDER A 40 FT POWER LINE. BOTH OF THE OCCUPANTS HAD STUDENT PLT CERTIFICATES THAT HAD EXPIRED. ONE OF THE OCCUPANTS WAS THE OWNER OF THE ACFT & WAS PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN THE PILOT-IN COMMAND. HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 0.202%.

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:

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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