NTSB Identification: LAX82FXQ07
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 17, 1982 in WADSWORTH, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/17/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N7820F
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.

WHILE FLYING OVER THE TRUCKEE RIVER ON A LOCAL FLIGHT, THE LEFT WING OF THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A GROUP OF FIVE POWERLINES. THE AIRCRAFT THEN IMPACTED THE WATER IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. IT WAS CARRIED DOWNSTREAM ABOUT 100 YARDS BY THE CURRENT BEFORE COMING TO STOP ON A SANDBAR.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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