NTSB Identification: LAX83FVG07
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, December 31, 1982 in CLEARLAKE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/31/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N67145
Injuries: 1 Fatal,3 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 OBSERVED TO TOUCH DOWN 1/2 TO 2/3 DOWN THE RWY AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. THE ACFT THEN VEERED RIGHT OFF THE RWY INTO SOME BRUSH & THEN CAME BACK ONTO THE RWY. POWER WAS APPLIED & THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE IN A STALL ATTITUDE, TURNED LEFT & WENT THROUGH 3 HIGH-VOLTAGE POWER LINES CRASHING INTO A SENIOR CITIZENS HOUSING COMPLEX.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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