NTSB Identification: ATL87FA223.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34628.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 26, 1987 in CIRCLEVILLE, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/01/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N2476J
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.

APRX 35 MIN AFTER THE ACFT TKOF, WITNESSES OBSERVED IT IN WHAT THEY DESCRIBED AS ERRATIC FLT. ONE WITNESS RPRTD THE ACFTFLEW OVER A VACANT FIELD WHERE IT ENTERED A STEEP CLIMB, THEN STALLED & IMPACTED THE GND IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FND. THE PLT HAD LOGGED 7 HRS OF FLT TIME, BUT HAD NOT OBTAINED AN FAA MEDICAL/STUDENT PLT CERTIFICATE. APRX 1 MONTH BFR THE ACDNT, HE HAD PURCHASED THE ACFT FM A CO-WORKER, WHO HAD ALLOWED HIM TO MAKE TKOFS & LNDS. HOWEVER, THE PLT HAD NOT YET RECEIVED TRAINING IN TKOFS & LNDGS FM A CERTIFIED FLT INSTRUCTOR (CFI). TWO CHECKS OF THE PLT'S BLOOD SHOWED ALCOHOL LVLS OF 0.30% & 0.32%. A CHECK OF HIS URINE SHOWED 0.18% ALCOHOL. HE HAD A RPRTD HISTORY OF ALCOHOL ABUSE & WAS HOSPITALIZED ON 7/20/87 WITH ACUTE DELIRIUM, HEPATORENAL SYNDROME, HYPER- TENSION, & ACUTE RENAL FAILURE. ON 7/24/87, HE WAS RLSD FM THE HOSPITAL & IMIPRAMINE WAS PRESCRIBED. TOX TESTS CONFIRMEDIMIPRAMINE IN PLTS BLOOD. DRUG HAS ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDING MENTAL CONFUSION, ANXIETY, BLURRED VISION & SEIZURES.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..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

IMPAIRMENT(DRUGS)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND

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