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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0001 To 0600|
|Locale Reference||airport : y96|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 20|
agl bound upper : 30
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zfw|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Any Unknown or Unlisted Aircraft Manufacturer|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 85|
flight time total : 4600
flight time type : 28
|Anomaly||conflict : ground critical|
other anomaly other
other spatial deviation
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Miss Distance||horizontal : 0|
vertical : 0
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departed pellston airport (pln) to fly 30 mi to onaway airport (Y96) picking up friends to go to detroit (dtw). At Y96 the beacon and runway lights were on and during what seemed to be a normal approach to runway 15, I felt a shudder -- almost like turbulence. All lights went out on the ground, so realized had hit power lines which had no warning lights or marking balls. The airplane was running fine so returned to pln and made a normal landing. The wire(south) left a mark just above the nosewheel and left nicks in the left propeller. They buried the wires the next day and am very, very thankful it wasn't me.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: PLT OF AN SMT TWIN STRUCK WIRES DURING APCH TO AN UNCTLED ARPT AT NIGHT CAUSING THE RWY LIGHT TO GO OUT AND MINOR DAMAGE TO THE ACFT, 1 PROP.
Narrative: DEPARTED PELLSTON ARPT (PLN) TO FLY 30 MI TO ONAWAY ARPT (Y96) PICKING UP FRIENDS TO GO TO DETROIT (DTW). AT Y96 THE BEACON AND RWY LIGHTS WERE ON AND DURING WHAT SEEMED TO BE A NORMAL APCH TO RWY 15, I FELT A SHUDDER -- ALMOST LIKE TURB. ALL LIGHTS WENT OUT ON THE GND, SO REALIZED HAD HIT PWR LINES WHICH HAD NO WARNING LIGHTS OR MARKING BALLS. THE AIRPLANE WAS RUNNING FINE SO RETURNED TO PLN AND MADE A NORMAL LNDG. THE WIRE(S) LEFT A MARK JUST ABOVE THE NOSEWHEEL AND LEFT NICKS IN THE L PROP. THEY BURIED THE WIRES THE NEXT DAY AND AM VERY, VERY THANKFUL IT WASN'T ME.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.