NTSB Identification: CEN12LA417
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 29, 2012 in New Iberia, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/26/2012
Aircraft: Badeaux Challenger II, registration: N16665
Injuries: 1 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 noncertificated pilot was aware that there were two power lines that he needed to clear during the approach to his private airstrip. He stated that he thought he had cleared both power lines during the approach, when in fact he had only cleared one. He attempted remedial action when he saw the second power line; however, the tailwheel contacted the power line and the airplane subsequently impacted the ground.

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

The operation of an airplane by a noncertificated pilot and his failure to maintain clearance with the power lines during the landing approach.

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