NTSB Identification: NYC92FA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47164.
Accident occurred Monday, June 29, 1992 in PLEASANT MOUNT, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757QN
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT TOLD FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT HE WOULD BE FLYING OVER HIS HOUSE AT LOW ALTITUDE TO TAKE VIDEO PICTURES. THE AIRPLANE WAS SEEN AND HEARD FLYING OVER THE AREA AT LOW ALTITUDE JUST BEFORE STRIKING THE TREES. THE PILOT HAD A TOTAL FLIGHT TIME OF 48.6 HOURS. HE HAD RECEIVED HIS PRIVATE PILOT'S CERTIFICATE 20 DAYS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S DECISION TO PERFORM LOW ALTITUDE MANEUVERS, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF AIRPLANE CONTROL AND COLLISION WITH TREES. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE THE OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY BY THE PILOT, AND HIS LACK OF TOTAL FLIGHT EXPERIENCE.

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