NTSB Identification: NYC82FGT13
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 11, 1982 in CATAWISSA, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/11/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N9227X
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.

REPORTEDLY, THE PILOT DEPARTED THE AIRPORT TO ACCUMULATE TIME ON A OVERHAULED ENGINE. THE AIRPORT MANAGER STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PILOT CALLED ON THE UNICOM FREQUENCY THAT THE ENGINE AND AIRCRAFT WORKED LIKE NEW AND HE WAS COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH EVERYTHING. THE AIRCRAFT WAS REPORTED BY WITNESSES TO HAVE CIRCLED THE AREA OF THE ACCIDENT SITE AT AN EXTREMELY LOW ALTITUDE, JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN THE LEFT WING OF THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A POWERLINE. ABOUT 5 FT OF THE WING SEPARATED AND THE PLANE IMPACTED IN A FARM FIELD ON ROLLING TERRAIN. THE WIRE STRIKE OCCURRED NEAR THE THE HOME OF A FRIEND OF THE PILOT.

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

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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