NTSB Identification: NYC92LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45585.
Accident occurred Friday, October 04, 1991 in AUBURN, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/27/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2065E
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRPLANE WAS SEEN FLYING ABOUT 50 FEET ABOVE THE WATER.THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE PITCHED UP AND THEN STALLED, RESULTING THE AIRPLANE IMPACTING INTO THE WATER. THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN AND A POLICE OFFICER SAID THEY SMELLED ALCOHOL ON THE STUDENT PILOT'S BREATH AT THE HOSPITAL AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT REFUSED A DRUG ALCOHOL TEST.

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

THE PILOT WAS BUZZING AND STALLED THE AIRPLANE AT TOO LOW AN ALTITUDE TO RECOVER.

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