Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2005 Issue

April 10, 2005, Jefferson, Texas / Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow

The airplane was destroyed when it impacted water following an in-flight collision with a power line while maneuvering near Jefferson, Texas. The Private pilot and two passengers were fatally injured in the accident, which occurred at approximately 1145 Central time. Visual conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight that originated from the Shreveport (La.) Regional Airport. One witness told the NTSB he heard the sound of a low flying airplane and observed the airplane “lift up to avoid hitting the bridge.” After passing over the bridge, the airplane started a turn to the right as one of the wings clipped the power line. Examination of the accident site revealed that the top static li...

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