NTSB Identification: ATL89FA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38797.
Accident occurred Friday, October 14, 1988 in BROOKLET, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 182E, registration: N2834Y
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.

WITNESSES REPORTED THE PLT BEGAN A LOW ALTITUDE, HIGH SPEED PASS OVER THE RWY AS HE HAD DONE ON SEVERAL PREVIOUS OCCASIONS. HOWEVER, AS HE INITIATED THE PASS, THE DESCENT TO THE RWY WAS NOT ARRESTED & THE AIRPLANE 'PANCAKED' NEAR THE THRESHOLD. THE AIRPLANE BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR & CONTINUED TO FLY JUST ABOVE THE RWY IN A GRADUAL RIGHT TURN. AFTER TRAVELING ABOUT 1200 FT, IT CRASHED INTO A PLOWED FIELD ADJACENT TO THE RWY. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREEXISTING MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE. A PATHOLOGICAL EXAM REVEALED NO MEDICAL CONDITION OF THE PLT THAT WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN THE ACDNT. THE AIRPLANE WAS NOT EQUIPPED WITH A SHOULDER HARNESS.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

MISC EQPT/FURNISHINGS,SHOULDER HARNESS..NOT INSTALLED

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