NTSB Identification: CHI82FA326
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 23, 1982 in ATHENS, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/23/1983
Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415-C, registration: N2928H
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.
THE ACFT WAS LANDING ON RWY 27 WHICH HAS A 350 FT DISPLACED THRESHOLD DUE TO 24 FT HIGH POWER LINES ON THE APPROACH. A WITNESS STATED THE PLT WAS LOW & NARROWLY MISSED THE WIRES ON THE FIRST TOUCH & GO. DURING THE SECOND APPROACH THE PLT WAS NOTICEABLY LOWER & IT WAS OBVIOUS HE WAS GOING TO HIT THE WIRES. THERE WAS NO ATTEMPT TO MISS THE WIRES, NO POWER INCREASE & THE ACFT DID NOT PULL UP OR TAKE ANY EVASIVE MANEUVER. THE LANDING WAS BEING EXECUTED INTO THE SETTING SUN. THE PLT HAD LANDED AT THE PRIVATE FIELD ON PREVIOUS OCCASIONS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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