ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 40679
Last updated: 23 November 2014
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Date:01-JAN-1995
Time:1252
Type:Cozy Mark IV
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N5037
C/n / msn: MK0041
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Wauchula, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Avon Park, FL (AVO)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
THE PILOT ADVISED ON THE COMMON TRAFFIC ADVISORY FREQUENCY THAT THE FLIGHT WAS ON A LEFT DOWNWIND FOR THE RUNWAY, CLOSE IN. THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED TO TURN LEFT BASE AND FINAL AND WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH AN UNMARKED STATIC POWER LINE. THE AIRPLANE THEN IMPACTED THE GROUND NOSE AND RIGHT WING LOW AND CAME TO REST UPRIGHT. THE ENGINE WAS REMOVED FROM THE AIRPLANE, STARTED, AND FOUND TO OPERATE NORMALLY. EXAMINATION OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. ACCORDING TO THE FAA, THE POWER LINE WAS NOT REQUIRED TO BE MARKED. CAUSE: DISTANCE VS. ALTITUDE MISJUDGED BY THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND WHILE ON SHORT FINAL APPROACH. ADDITIONALLY, ALTITUDE/CLEARANCE NOT MAINTAINED WHILE ON SHORT FINAL APPROACH RESULTING IN THE COLLISION WITH AN UNMARKED STATIC POWER LINE.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001207X02891


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