NTSB Identification: MKC82FCG19
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 05, 1982 in LAKE OF THE OZA, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/05/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N6339F
Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 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.

WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE PILOT MADE A LOW PASS AT A COVE, THEN FLEW OUT OVER THE WATER, TURNED AND FLEW BACK AT LOW ALTITUDE. DURING A SECOND LOW PASS, IT STRUCK ELECTRICAL CABLES THAT CROSSED THE COVE. AFTER HITTING THE CABLES, THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA. THE SURVIVING PASSENGER STATED THAT HE WAS TAKING PICTURES AND WAS LOOKING OUT THE SIDE OF THE AIRCRAFT, THUS HE DID NOT SEE THE CABLES BEFORE IMPACT. THE PASSENGER LIVED WITH HIS MOTHER IN ONE OF THE HOUSES NEAR THE FLIGHT PATH OF THE AIRCRAFT. A TOXICOLOGICAL CHECK OF THE PILOT'S BLOOD REVEALED AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 0.162%.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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