NTSB Identification: FTW82FRJ11
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 02, 1982 in PLAIN DEALING, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N1960C
Injuries: 2 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 WAS OBSERVED OVER A RIVER AT LOW ALTITUDE WHEN IT STRUCK A POWERLINE. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO RECALL ANYTHING ABOUT THE FLIGHT AFTER THE TAKEOFF. THE PASSENGER REPORTED THAT THEY HAD FLOWN TO SPRINGHILL TO OBTAIN 80 OCTANE FUEL, AND WHILE RETURNING, THE PILOT WAS SHOWING HIM SOME SIGHTS. THEY WERE FLYING DOWN THE RIVER WHEN THE PLANE STRUCK THE POWERLINES. THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST ON A SANDBAR. THE PASSENGER RELEASED HIS SEAT BELT AND CRAWLED OUT WITH AN INJURED BACK. HE SAW THE PILOT IN FRONT OF THE PLANE, AND PULLED THE PILOT AWAY FROM THE BURNING WRECKAGE.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BUZZING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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