NTSB Identification: MKC84FA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22530.
Accident occurred Friday, November 11, 1983 in ALBION, NE
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161, registration: N2220Y
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TV TRANSMITTER TOWER GUY WIRE. WITNESSES STATED THAT CLOUDS WERE OBSCURING THE TOP OF THE 1,134 FT TALL TOWER. THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 750 FT AGL WHEN THE COLLISION OCCURRED. THE TOWER WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH HIGH INTENSITY OBSTRUCTION LIGHTS. MARGINAL VFR CEILINGS WERE FORECAST.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..GUY WIRE

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