NTSB Identification: ATL88FA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35864.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 14, 1988 in CEDARTOWN, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N12NF
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

GROUND WITNESSES RPTED THAT THE ACFT FLEW REPEATED CIRCLES AT TREETOP HEIGHT AROUND THE RESIDENCE OF THE PILOT'S PARENTS. WHILE IN A STEEP BANK THE ACFT PITCHED NOSE DOWN AND DESCENDED UNTIL IMPACTING THE GROUND. PIC HAD BEEN ISSUED A STU CERT IN JUN 84 & WAS NOT CURRENTLY ENDORSED TO SOLO. ACFT WAS FLOWN WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION OF OWNER/INSTRUCTOR. WRECKAGE EXAM SHOWED THAT STALL WARNING WAS INOPERATIVE. OWNERS MANUAL INCLUDES CHECK OF STALL WARNING SYSTEM DURING PREFLIGHT INSPECTION. 14 CFR 43 REQUIRES CERTIFICATION OF SYSTEM DURING ANNUAL INSPECTION OF ACFT. POSTMORTEM TOX EXAM OF PIC SHOWED .067 & .106 GM % BLOOD & URINE ETHANOL, RESPECTIVELY.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL WARNING SYSTEM..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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