NTSB Identification: LAX87LA340.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34565.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 19, 1987 in SACRAMENTO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/06/1988
Aircraft: PIPER JC3-65, registration: N6187H
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PILOT WAS OBSERVED TO BE FLYING AT A VERY LOW ALTITUDE BY TWO SEPARATE WITNESSES. THEY STATED THAT HE WAS FLYING AND MANEUVERING AT APPROXIMATELY 15-20 FEET AGL AND BUZZING POWERLINES. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE CAN NOT REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED AND THAT THE ENGINE MUST HAVE QUIT. THE ENGINE OPERATED NORMALLY WHEN TEST-RUN.

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

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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