NTSB Identification: ATL87LA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33383.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 31, 1987 in PINSON, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704FT
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
DURING INTIAL CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENG QUIT AND RESTARTED MORE THAN ONCE. THE ACFT WAS TURNED BACK TOWARD THE DEPARTURE RWY. DURING THE TURN, THE WING STRUCK A TREE, CONTROL WAS LOST, AND THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. EXAMINATION OF THE ENG REVEALED LOW COMPRESSION ON THE #4 CYLINDER AND ARCING OF THE #4 SPARK PLUG LEAD. THE PLT HAD NOT HAD A BFR SINCE RECEIVING PVT CERTIFICATION 31 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS OVERDUE FOR ANNUAL INSPECTION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..LOW COMPRESSION
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IGNITION SYSTEM,IGNITION LEAD..DETERIORATED
IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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