Wirestrike Accident Cessna 182B Skylane N2371G, Thursday 18 January 2001
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Date:Thursday 18 January 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 182B Skylane
Owner/operator:Savute's Inc.
Registration: N2371G
MSN: 51671
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:3307 hours
Engine model:Continental O-470-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Piedmont, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was reported to have been maneuvering at altitudes of 35-150 feet agl along highway 400 in an area located approximately 40 miles east of Wichita, Kansas, when it impacted transmission lines traversing the highway. Examination of the wreckage revealed no anomalies. Aeronautical guidance information and federal aviation regulations cite the minimum flight altitude and hazards associated with low altitude flight in sparsely populated areas.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain obstacle clearance. Contributing factors were low altitude maneuvering and the transmission wire.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI01FA067
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20010123X00343&key=1

Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 10:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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