NTSB Identification: ATL87LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33139.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 13, 1987 in COLUMBIA, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757XP
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 STUDENT PLT WAS UNABLE TO RECALL ANYTHING ABOUT THE ACDT. A PLT/A&P OBSERVING THE T.O. STATED THAT THE ACFT LIFTED OFF AND CLIMBED TO 50-60 FT. WHEN A FLOCK OF BLACK BIRDS FLEW UP INTO THE PATH OF THE ACFT. THE ACFT PITCHEDUP, YAWED SLIGHTLY, TURNED ABOUT ITS VERTICAL AXIS AND DROPPED INTO A DITCH. ANOTHER WITNESS DESCRIBED THE FINAL MANEUVER AS ABOUT 3/4 TURN PRIOR TO GROUND IMPACT. THE STUDENT PLT HAD A TOTAL OF 5 HRS. SOLO AND 46 HRS TOTAL.

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

PULL-UP..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OBJECT..BIRD(S)

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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