NTSB Identification: FTW89FA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38195.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 06, 1988 in FLINT, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/18/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA A150K, registration: N5913J
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 AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED FLYING ON AN EASTERLY HEADING AT LOW ALTITUDE, WITH THE PROPELLER STOPPED. ONE OF THE WITNESSES SAID THE AIRPLANE WAS GLIDING TOWARD HIM AND WHEN CLOSE HE STARTED RUNNING AWAY. HE SAID THE AIRPLANE ABRUPTLY TURNED LEFT AND WENT STRAIGHT DOWN, NOSE FIRST, AND HIT THE GROUND. DAMAGE TO THE PROPELLER INDICATED ROTATION AT IMPACT. TWO BOYS IN THE AREA TOLD AUTHORITIES THE PILOT HAD BEEN TURNING THE ENGINE OFF AND ON FOR QUITE SOME TIME. TOX REPORT INDICATED TRACE AMOUNTS OF METABOLITE OF COCAINE IN THE PILOT'S URINE, BUT COCAINE WAS NOT FOUND IN THE PILOT'S BLOOD. THE LEVEL OF METABOLITE WAS BELOW THAT WHICH COULD BE QUANTIFIED, THEREFORE NO RELATIONSHIP TO THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT COULD BE DETERMINED.

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:

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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