NTSB Identification: ATL89LA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37063.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 15, 1988 in HARKERS ISLAND, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152F, registration: N8225F
Injuries: 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 RPRTD HE WAS ORBITING OVER A SCHOOL OF FISH AT APRX 800' WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED WAKE TURBULENCE FROM HIS OWN ACFT. HE BELIEVED THAT A WIDER ORBIT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED HIM FROM FLYING BACK INTO THE WAKE & ADDITIONAL ALTITUDE WOULD HAVE PROVIDED MORE TIME FOR RECOVERY.

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

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

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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