NTSB Identification: LAX87FA298.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36804.
Accident occurred Friday, August 07, 1987 in NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704PG
Injuries: 1 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.

ON A DARK NIGHT BENEATH A SCATTERED TO BROKEN MARINE LAYER OF STRATUS CLOUDS THE PLT MADE A LOW ALTITUDE PLEASURE FLIGHT 1/4 MI OFF SHORE. THE ACFT ENTERED A GRADUAL DESCENT, COLLIDED WITH THE OCEAN AND THE PLT DROWNED.

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER

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