NTSB Identification: DEN82FTC04
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, May 27, 1982 in OSAGE, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N64093
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 AIRCRAFT DEPARTED GILLETTE, WYOMING ON A PIPELINE PATROL MISSION. THIS WAS THE PILOT'S FIRST PIPELINE PATROL OVER THE LINE THAT HE WAS PATROLLING. DURING THE FLIGHT, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THREE POWERLINES AND CRASHED. THE PASSENGER STATED THAT HE SAW THE WIRES JUST PRIOR TO IMPACT, AND REPORTED THAT THE PILOT MADE NO EVASIVE ACTION. A WITNESS STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD MADE A 180 DEGREE TURN BEFORE COLLIDING WITH THE WIRES.
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:ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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