NTSB Identification: MKC83FA024
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 20, 1982 in WAMEGO, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/20/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N3599E
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 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.

A WITNESS OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING LOW ALONG THE KANSAS RIVER FOR ABOUT 2 MI JUST BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. HE STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS FLYING BELOW THE TOPS OF TREES BORDERING THE RIVER. THE TWO LOWER STRANDS OF A POWER LINE, WHICH CROSSES THE RIVER, WERE FOUND BROKEN. THE WIRES WERE ESTIMATED TO BE 40 TO 50 FT ABOVE THE WATER. THE LINES DID NOT HAVE HIGH VISIBILITY MARKERS ATTACHED NOR WERE THEY DISPLAYED ON THE CURRENT SECTIONAL AERONAUTICAL CHART.

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:

BUZZING..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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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