NTSB Identification: CHI86FA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33669.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 19, 1986 in VALLEY VIEW, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N52949
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.

THE PLT WAS CONDUCTING A LOW PASS, 40 FT AGL, ON A RIVER AND STRUCK A POWER LINE CROSSING HIS FLT PATH. THE STRIKE CAUSED LOSS OF CONTROL AND THE ACFT IMPACTED ON THE FROZEN SURFACE OF THE RIVER.

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

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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