NTSB Identification: LAX88LA217.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37552.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 08, 1988 in QUARTZSITE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N7892F
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 PLT BORROWED THE ACFT FROM A MAINT SHOP TO RETURN HOME. ALL OF HIS RECENT FLT EXPERIENCE WAS IN A CESSNA T182R AND HIS LOG BOOK SHOWED THAT HE HAD NOT FLOWN A CESSNA 150 SINCE ABOUT 1979. THE SURVIVING PAX STATED THAT AFTER THEY ARRIVED OVER QUARTZSITE, THE PLT OVERFLEW THE ARPT, SELECTED RWY 18 BASED ON THE WIND AND THEN MANEUVERED THE ACFT IN A RIGHT 270 DEG TURN ONTO A SHORT FINAL THAT WAS MISALIGNED WITH THE RWY. THE PLT THEN MADE A 'TIGHT LEFT 360 DEG TURN ONTO A SHORT FINAL THAT WAS HIGHER THAN NORMAL.' THE PAX SAID THE PLT FLEW THE APPROACH WITH 20 DEG OF FLAPS AND AT 85 TO 90 MPH INDICATED. THE ACFT WAS SEEN TO FLOAT DOWN THE RWY TO WITHIN 200 FT OF THE DEP END BEFORE A GO AROUND WAS INITIATED. THE PAX SAID THE CARB HEAT WAS LEFT ON BY THE PLT AND HE OBSERVED AN AIRSPEED OF 45 TO 50 MPH JUST BEFORE CONTACTING THE POWER LINES.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CARBURETOR HEAT..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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