NTSB Identification: CHI88LA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36174.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 11, 1988 in NAUVOO, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757ZY
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 PILOT WAS MAKING A 'FAST LOW APPROACH' TO A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP NEAR HIS HOME WHEN HE REALIZED HE WAS COMING TOO CLOSE TO A ROW OF TREES. THE PILOT STATED HE BECAME SO PREOCCUPIED WITH TRYING NOT TO HIT THE TREES THAT HE DID NOT NOTICE HOW CLOSE THE AIRCRAFT WAS GETTING TO THE GROUND. AS A RESULT, THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE RISING TERRAIN APPROXIMATELY 600 FEET WEST OF THE AIRSTRIP.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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