NTSB Identification: DEN86FA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30959.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 01, 1986 in BERTHOUD, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N46193
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.

STUDENT PLT RENTED ACFT FROM FLYING CLUB, ACFT WAS OBSERVED BY WITNESSES TO APPROACH THE LAKE FROM THE SOUTH END AT A LOW ALT. ACFT STRUCK WATER WITH RIGHT MAIN LND GEAR AND RT WING TIP, AND NOSED OVER. THE WATER WAS DESCRIBED AS BEING 'GLASSY' AND THE SUN HAD SET. THE STUDENT PLT HAS 57 HOURS TOTAL FLT TIME.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY

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