NTSB Identification: CHI87FA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37167.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 16, 1987 in SCOTTS, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA A150K, registration: N8331M
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 HAD BEEN CIRCLING A RESIDENCE AT TREE TOP LEVEL WHEN A WITNESS SAW THE NOSE DROP AND THE ACFT DESCEND STEEPLY TOWARD THE TERRAIN. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK A POWER LINE BEFORE GROUND IMPACT.

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

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

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BUZZING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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