The instructor pilot and a student were flying in the Piper J3-Cub near Selma N.C., when the CFI attempted to make a landing on a grass strip.
During the approach the Cub collided with unmarked power lines and flipped over.
The airplane came to rest on the ground upside down, resulting in minor injuries to the CFI and student and substantial damage to the airplane.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the instructor pilot’s inadequate visual lookout, which resulted in a collision with power lines and then the ground.
NTSB Identification: ERA13CA234
This May 2013 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.