NTSB Identification: ATL84LA040.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22532.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 05, 1983 in COLUMBIA, SC
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N3055V
Injuries: 2 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 PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO TAKE PICTURES OVER LAKE MURRAY. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER TAKING OFF, HE PROCEEDED OVER THE LAKE, THEN DESCENDED & VARIED HIS ALTITUDE BETWEEN 400 & 800 FT MSL, SO THE PASSENGER COULD TAKE PICTURES. SHORTLY AFTER ROUNDING A BEND IN THE LAKE, THE PLT FELT SOMETHING HIT THE ACFT, BUT HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT WAS. HE CLIMBED TO 1500 FT & PROCEEDED BACK TO THE ARPT WHERE HE LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER DAMAGE. AN INSPECTION OF THE ACFT REVEALED WIRE MARKS ON THE PROPELLER SPINNER & 4 INCHES OF THE VERTICAL STABILIZER & RUDDER WERE CUT OFF. REPORTEDLY, THE ELEVATION OF THE LAKE WAS 360 FT.

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


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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