NTSB Identification: LAX87LA106.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32182.
Accident occurred Monday, February 02, 1987 in PLASTER CITY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N3441C
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A LOCAL BUSINESS FLIGHT THE PILOT WAS FLYING LOW, APPROXIMATELY 50 FT AGL, AND SLOW WITH 30 DEGREES OF FLAPS EXTENDED TO TAKE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF A MOTORCYCLIST ON THE GROUND. UPON COMPLETING A 360 DEGREE TURN TO THE LEFT, THE AIRCRAFT FLEW THROUGH ITS OWN WAKE, STALLED AND BEGAN LOSING ALTITUDE. THE PILOT ADDED POWER AND RETRACTED THE FLAPS. THE AIRCRAFT THEN COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED(VSO)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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