NTSB Identification: ATL88FA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36191.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 17, 1988 in BISHOPVILLE, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/16/1989
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7BCM, registration: N82782
Injuries: 2 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.

THE STUDENT PILOT, CARRYING A PASSENGER, ATTEMPTED A LOW LEVEL MANEUVER, AND STALLED THE AIRCRAFT. HE WAS UNABLE TO RECOVER IN THE ALTITUDE AVAILABLE AND THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND. TOXICOLOGICAL TESTS ON THE BLOOD/URINE WERE DONE ON THE PIC. THE BLOOD CONTAINED 24 NANOGRAMS PER MILLILITER (NG/ML) OF THC (THE PSYCHOACTIVE COMPONENT OF MARIJUANA) AND THE URINE CONTAINED 241 NG/ML OF CARBOXY-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC-COOH), THE PRINCIPAL METABOLITE OF MARIJUANA. ACCORDING TO SEVERAL CHARACTER WITNESSES, THE PILOT WAS A KNOWN USER OF MARIJUANA.

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

STALL/SPIN..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(DRUGS)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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