NTSB Identification: FTW82DA378
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 14, 1982 in NEW IBERIA, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 180K, registration: N2677K
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PLT ENCOUNTERED DETREIORATING VISIBILITY DUE TO FOG & HAZE & DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY. THE PLT STATED HE WAS BLINDED BY THE REFLECTED LIGHT WHEN HE TURNED ON HIS LANDING LIGHT & DID NOT SEE THE PILINGS WHICH CAUGHT THE ACFT'S LEFT WING.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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