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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 500|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 10|
flight time total : 600
flight time type : 550
|Anomaly||inflight encounter other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
I am making this report so others may learn from my mistakes. I was flying in my local area practicing approachs on several small runways around area. I had just completed 1 approach and was climbing out at about 500 ft AGL. I started the next approach on a nearby runway traveling east to west. During the approach; I spotted a truck near the runway. My mistake was locking on to the truck and not seeing the wires. I flew through 3 wires. I was very lucky that no one got hurt and had sustained very little damage to the plane (just the spinner). I have learned from this and will be keeping my eyes moving.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: C172 FLEW THROUGH TELEPHONE AND/OR POWER LINES DURING APCH.
Narrative: I AM MAKING THIS RPT SO OTHERS MAY LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES. I WAS FLYING IN MY LCL AREA PRACTICING APCHS ON SEVERAL SMALL RWYS AROUND AREA. I HAD JUST COMPLETED 1 APCH AND WAS CLBING OUT AT ABOUT 500 FT AGL. I STARTED THE NEXT APCH ON A NEARBY RWY TRAVELING E TO W. DURING THE APCH; I SPOTTED A TRUCK NEAR THE RWY. MY MISTAKE WAS LOCKING ON TO THE TRUCK AND NOT SEEING THE WIRES. I FLEW THROUGH 3 WIRES. I WAS VERY LUCKY THAT NO ONE GOT HURT AND HAD SUSTAINED VERY LITTLE DAMAGE TO THE PLANE (JUST THE SPINNER). I HAVE LEARNED FROM THIS AND WILL BE KEEPING MY EYES MOVING.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.