NTSB Identification: FTW84FA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23239.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 04, 1983 in PAWNEE, OK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108, registration: N4579Z
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 GUY WIRE ON A MICRO-WAVE TOWER DURING FLT IN IMC WEATHER. THE PLT HAD NOT RECEIVED A WEATHER BRIEFING PRIOR TO TAKEOFF AND AFTER ENCOUNTERING LOW CEILINGS THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO FLY ALONG A HIGHWAY AT LOW ALT. THE RIGHT WING OF THE ACFT STRUCK A GUY WIRE ABOUT 50 FT AGL. THE ACFT THEN CRASHED AND BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE FATALLY INJURED.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..ELECTRICAL TOWER(MARKED)


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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