NTSB Identification: FTW82FPJ10
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 02, 1982 in CHICKASHA, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/02/1983
Aircraft: NAVION A, registration: N4876K
Injuries: 1 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 AIRCRAFT DEPARTED FROM A PRIVATE AIRPORT 2 MILES SOUTH OF CHICKASHA AT 0330. AT 0336 POWER WAS INTERRUPTED ON ELECTRIC POWER LINES SOUTHWEST OF CHICKASHA. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND 6 MILES SOUTH AND 4 AND 1/2 MILES WEST OF CHICKASHA A FEW FEET WEST OF A 35 FOOT POWERLINE. A 5 FOOT SECTION OF THE RIGHT WINGTIP HAD BEEN SHEARED OFF AND THE TOP POWERLINE WAS BROKEN.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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