NTSB Identification: MIA82FLD14
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, January 08, 1982 in ODESSA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/08/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N80264
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.
WHILE MANEUVERING AT LOW ALTITUDE, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A POWER LINE AND CRASHED INTO A FIELD ABOUT 1000 FT SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT NIGHT IN HEAVY FOG. AN EXAMINATION OF THE CABLE MARKS ON THE WRECKAGE INDICATED THE AIRCRAFT WAS IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE WHEN IT STRUCK THE POWERLINES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT
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