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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : 77s|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 100
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Small Aircraft, High Wing, 1 Eng, Fixed Gear|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Route In Use||approach : circling|
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : private|
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 36|
flight time total : 805
flight time type : 87
|Anomaly||inflight encounter other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Pilot Deviation|
Departed sun river airport. Tracked wbound 257 degrees using LORAN navigation. 10500' (altitude encoder turned on) did not request flight following. Maintained 10500' until 20 mi from airport. With creswell airport in sight started descent. Eugene ATIS reported 76 degree wind 020 degree at 5000'. Creswell airport is 535'. I crossed creswell 2500', made a 270 degree left turn and leveled at 1500' MSL left downwind for runway 15. Made a left base check power 1800 10 degree flaps. Turned final. Realized I was a little low, increased power and noticed a blue flash. I immediately realized I had flown through power lines. I increased power and as airspeed increased, raised flaps. Flew a go around and landed runway 15 creswell. Note: there are no VASI lights at creswell. The small aircraft received minor hull and propeller damage.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: GA SMA HIT POWER LINES ON NIGHT APCH INTO 77S OR.
Narrative: DEPARTED SUN RIVER ARPT. TRACKED WBOUND 257 DEGS USING LORAN NAV. 10500' (ALT ENCODER TURNED ON) DID NOT REQUEST FLT FOLLOWING. MAINTAINED 10500' UNTIL 20 MI FROM ARPT. WITH CRESWELL ARPT IN SIGHT STARTED DSCNT. EUGENE ATIS RPTED 76 DEG WIND 020 DEG AT 5000'. CRESWELL ARPT IS 535'. I CROSSED CRESWELL 2500', MADE A 270 DEG LEFT TURN AND LEVELED AT 1500' MSL LEFT DOWNWIND FOR RWY 15. MADE A LEFT BASE CHK PWR 1800 10 DEG FLAPS. TURNED FINAL. REALIZED I WAS A LITTLE LOW, INCREASED PWR AND NOTICED A BLUE FLASH. I IMMEDIATELY REALIZED I HAD FLOWN THROUGH POWER LINES. I INCREASED PWR AND AS AIRSPD INCREASED, RAISED FLAPS. FLEW A GO AROUND AND LANDED RWY 15 CRESWELL. NOTE: THERE ARE NO VASI LIGHTS AT CRESWELL. THE SMA RECEIVED MINOR HULL AND PROP DAMAGE.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 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.