NTSB Identification: MIA88FA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35622.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 24, 1987 in PALM COAST, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/12/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N246ER
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.

THE STUDENT PLT WAS FLYING THE ACFT ON A SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLT IN THE NORTH PRACTICE AREA & WAS ASSIGNED TO PRACTICE LANDINGS, TAKEOFFS, STALLS & SLOW FLT. WITNESSES STATED THEY OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING AT A VERY LOW ALTITUDE JUST BEFORE IT COLLIDED WITH A HOUSE & CAME TO REST IN THE WOODS BEHIND IT. THE ACFT WAS ALSO OBSERVED AT NEAR TREETOP HEIGHT, APRX 1 MI FROM THE ACDNT SITE. WITNESSES DESCRIBED LOUD ENG SOUNDS AS THE ACFT FLEW OVER AN INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY BEFORE THE CRASH. A POST CRASH EXAM OF THE ACFT, ENG, & RELATED COMPONENTS REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION PRIOR TO IMPACT.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RESIDENCE

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