NTSB Identification: OAK72FVG08
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R, registration: N4950J

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1166  71/7/18    REDDIN,CALIF        PIPER PA-28R        CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 57, 1835
        TIME - 1550                    N4950J              PX-  0  1  2  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 1135 IN
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BENTON
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          ARCATA,CALIF                ALTURAS,CALIF                REDDIN,CALIF
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPERLY LOADED AIRCRAFT-WEIGHT-AND/OR C.G.
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: NORMAL RETRACTION/EXTENSION ASSEMBLY
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      94
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      VFR
        REMARKS- HIT PWR LINES 3600 FT FROM RWY. ACFT 89 LBS OVER MAX GROSS WT.DENSITY ALT 3500 FT.MISUSED AUTO GR.

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