Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Dee Jay Airport

Ono, Pennsylvania 17077
Monday, October 15, 1984 18:41 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
AFTER A LNDG PRACTICE FLIGHT, SOLO STUDENT PLT RETURNED TO HOME FIELD AT DUSK. FIRST LNDG ATTEMPT RESULTED IN OVERSHOOT AND GO-AROUND. SINCE WINDS WERE CALM, PLT ELECTED TO LAND ON RECIPROCAL RUNWAY DUE TO CLEAR OVERRUN AREA. THIS NECESSITATED ON OBSTACLE APPROACH OVER A DWELLING AT THE APPROACH END OF THE SELECTED RUNWAY. PLT WAS CONCENTRATING ON CLRNC FROM DWELLING, DID NOT SEE POWER LINES IN FAILING LIGHT CONDITIONS UNTIL TOO LATE TO AVOID. A PULL-UP WAS INITIATED BUT UNDERCARRAIGE CAUGHT ON WIRES. ACFT TIPPED NOSE DOWN ONTO DWELLING ROOF, SLID DOWN ROOF SLOPE, HIT GROUND NOSE FIRST AND TIPPED OVER TO INVERT POSITION.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date10/15/1984 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1841 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CityONO  
Event StatePENNSYLVANIA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site17077  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month10 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportDEE JAY  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOff Airport/Airstrip 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation505 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWitness 
Time of the weather observation1841  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility IDCXY  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDusk 
Lowest Ceiling Height9000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height9000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsUnknown 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingOvercast 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 12 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)19 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)10 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Calm 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryMinor 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor
Injury Total None-- 
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2799 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information26741 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 18 2002 11:28AM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\GIUV  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN1069E 
NTSB NumberNYC85LA009  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameAERONCA  
Aircraft Model7AC  
Aircraft Series Identifier7AC  
Aircraft Serial Number4620  
Certified Max Gross Weight1220 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionOct 10 1984 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours1986 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner Name  
Aircraft Owner Street Address  
Aircraft Owner City  
Aircraft Owner State  
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameFLIGHT SIGHT,INC.  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street AddressRD #3  
Operator CityJONESTOWN  
Operator StatePA 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code17038  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Instructional 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure CityONO  
Departure StatePA 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1820 
Departure Time ZoneEDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightApproach 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length2200 
Runway Width125 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--