Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2009 Issue

December 10, 2008, Lompoc, Calif., Cessna 172

The airplane collided with a power line and impacted terrain about ¼-mile short of the airport at about 1440 Pacific time. The airplane was substantially damaged. The solo private pilot was killed. Visual conditions prevailed. According to preliminary information, a piece of wire cable was found wrapped around the airplane’s left main landing gear. The airplane came to rest in a field about 300 feet from the power line.

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