NTSB Identification: ATL86LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31188.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 05, 1986 in MOULTRIE, GA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N48885
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.

A DEPUTY SHERIFF RENTED AN ACFT TO ASSIST THE SHERIFF'S DEPT WITH A GROUND SEARCH FOR AN ESCAPED PRISONER. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT FLYING LOW AND SLOW OVER THE AREA WHEN IT MADE A PARTIAL TURN AND PITCH DOWN INTO THE TREES. THERE WERE NO INDICATIONS OF MECHANICAL DIFFICULTIES.

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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