NTSB Identification: MIA89FA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39141.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 10, 1989 in SARASOTA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/11/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N3100B
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 PLT WAS MANEUVERING TO SPOT CATTLE FOR A GROUND CREW WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. AS A TURN WAS MADE TO REVERSE DIRECTION, THE PLT'S ATTENTION WAS DIVERTED TO LOOKING FOR COWS AND THE AIRSPEED WAS ALLOWED TO DECREASE. THE AIRPLANE THEN STALLED AND ENTERED A SPIN FROM WHICH IT CRASHED INTO TREES AND THE GROUND.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED WHILE MANEUVERING TO SPOT CATTLE FOR A GROUND CREW.

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