NTSB Identification: MIA88FA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35623.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 19, 1987 in OKEELANTA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N89741
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 ACFT CRASHED INTO A WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE WITH ABOUT 20 DEGS FLAPS EXTENDED. THE STATED PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO SPOT DEER & A SUITABLE AREA IN WHICH TO HUNT. TORSIONAL DAMAGE TO THE AIRFRAME SUGGESTED THAT THE ACFT WAS SPINNING AT IMPACT. WITNESSES IN THE AREA STATED THAT THERE WERE HEAVY RAIN SQUALLS & THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT WAS WEARING A SEAT BELT BUT NO SHOULDER HARNESS. THE PAX WAS WEARING NEITHER SEAT BELT NOR SHOULDER HARNESS & HE WAS PARTIALLY EJECTED FROM THE ACFT ON IMPACT. THE NON INSTRUMENT RATED PLT HELD AN EXPIRED MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ANY PREIMPACT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE OF THE AIRFRAME, ENGINE NOR RELATED COMPONENTS. ALL COMPONENTS NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN FLT WERE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE ACFT.

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:

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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