NTSB Identification: NYC66A0020
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: BRANTLY B-2B, registration: N2263U

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0708   65/8/9  NR.CUMBERLAND,MD.     BRANTLY B-2B        CR-  0  1  0  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, AGE 43, 3617
        TIME - 1610                    N2263U              PX-  0  1  0  OTHER PUBLIC              TOTAL HOURS, 310 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: WIRES/POLES                               LANDING: FINAL APPROACH
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO SEE AND AVOID OBJECTS OR OBSTRUCTIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
                                  ADVERSE/UNFAVORABLE WEATHER
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OBSCURATION                                              UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          3/4 MILE OR LESS                                         RAIN
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           95                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- ATTEMPTED LANDING ON HIGHWAY DUE TO VISIBILITY  RESTRICTION BY RAIN.MAIN ROTOR STRUCK PHONE CABLE.

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