NTSB Identification: CHI82DA251
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 16, 1982 in WASHINGTON, IS, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/16/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N64947
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PILOT MADE AN APPROACH TO RUNWAY 14 FOR A NIGHT LANDING. AFTER FLARING TO LAND, THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO FLOAT. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD COME IN HIGH, AND DURING A GO-AROUND, THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT SEEM TO CLIMB PROPERLY, THEN SUDDENLY THE AIRCRAFT WAS IN THE TREES. HE HEARD NO STALL WARNING. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE PLANE HAD STRUCK A RESIDENTIAL LEAD-IN POWER LINE AND TREES ABOUT 500 FT BEYOND THE RUNWAY AND 1000 LEFT OF THE RUNWAY CENTERLINE. NO DISCREPANCIES WERE REPORTED, EXCEPT THAT THE CARBURETOR HEAT WAS FOUND FULL ON.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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