NTSB Identification: FTW84LA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23297.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 01, 1983 in PATTERSON, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 180K, registration: N2727K
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.

AFTER LANDING, THE PLT WAS STEP TAXIING THE FLOAT PLANE AROUND A SLIGHT CURVE IN THE CANAL. AS THE ACFT WENT AROUND THE CURVE, THE SUN WAS IN THE PLT'S EYES & HE DID NOT SEE A PILING UNTIL IT WAS DIRECTLY AHEAD. HE TOOK EVASIVE ACTION, BUT THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE PILING.

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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