NTSB Identification: LAX83LA031
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 30, 1982 in COALINGA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/30/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N6066K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT DUE TO VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS CAUSED BY HAZE, HE WAS FLYING BY REFERENCE TO INTERSTATE HIGHWAY I-5 AT LOW ALTITUDE. HE ESTIMATED THAT THE VISIBILITY WAS BETWEEN 3 AND 5 MILES. AT THE INTERSECTION OF I-5 AND PANOCHE ROAD, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK TWO POWER LINES, THEN CRASH LANDED. TWO MOTOR VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED BY A POWER LINE CABLE THAT WAS KNOCKED DOWN.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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