NTSB Identification: LAX82DA082
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 20, 1982 in GUSTINE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/20/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172L, registration: N4307Q
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

THE PILOT WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE AIRPORT AND THE 35 FT POWER LINES NEAR THE APPROACH END OF RUNWAY 36. DURING A NIGHT LANDING APPROACH, THE PLANE GOT LOW AND THE LEFT WING STRUCK A POWER LINE POLE.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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