NTSB Identification: MKC83LA006
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 12, 1982 in LE MARS, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/12/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N9035A
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 WAS ON A POWER LINE PATROL MISSION WITH AN OBSERVER ON BOARD. ACCORDING TO HIM, THE WIND WAS FROM THE WEST AT ABOUT 20 KTS AND HE WAS FLYING EAST ALONG A LINE THAT MADE A 90 DEGREE TURN TO THE NORTH. AT THAT POINT, HE BEGAN A 270 DEGREE TURN TO THE RIGHT TO FOLLOW THE LINE NORTH. HOWEVER, ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THE TURN, HE SAW THAT IF HE CONTINUED, THE TURN WOULD TAKE HIM OVER A FARMYARD AND CATTLE. HE REVERSED THE TURN BACK TO THE LEFT, TOWARD THE EAST. AS HE ROLLED OUT OF THE LEFT TURN GOING DOWNWARD, THE AIRCRAFT STALLED. HE ATTEMPTED TO RECOVER, BUT THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE AND THE PLANE CRASHED.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)

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