NTSB Identification: LAX83LUQ02
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 22, 1982 in SANTA BARBARA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/22/1983
Aircraft: STINSON 108, registration: N222W
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE AS THE PILOT WAS FLYING AT LOW ALTITUDE NEAR A HIGHWAY AT DUSK. AFTER HITTING THE POWER LINE, THE PLANE FELL TO THE GROUND AND BURNED. WITNESSES REPORTED THERE WAS A LOW CLOUD COVER AND LIGHT RAIN. ONE WITNESS STATED THE CLOUD COVER WAS DOWN IN SOME OF THE CANYONS, RANGING FROM 100 TO 300 FT.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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