NTSB Identification: LAX88FA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37664.
Accident occurred Monday, November 16, 1987 in BAKERSFIELD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5478L
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 RECENTLY RATED PRIVATE PILOT AND HIS PASSENGER WERE FLYING LOW AND WAVING TO PEOPLE ON THE GROUND. AS THE AIRCRAFT NEARED ELECTRICAL SERVICE LINES ACROSS ITS FLIGHT PATH GROUND WITNESSES OBSERVED IT TO ENTER AN ABRUPT CLIMB, ROLL LEFT AND DIVE INTO THE GROUND.

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/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PULL-UP..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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