NTSB Identification: ATL86LA229.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31982.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 26, 1986 in BENSON, NC
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N25803
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT WAS BEING OPERATED AT LOW LEVEL BENEATH POWER LINES WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. THE PLT SAID HE COULD NOT RECALL THE EVENTS OF THE ACCIDENT. EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO DEFECT IN THE FLT CONTROLS NOR THE ENGINE. EXAM OF THE ACCIDENT SITE INDICATED THAT THE ACFT FLEW INTO THE GROUND IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE AND COLLIDED WITH A LOW BERM. THE UNCLE OF THE PASSENGER REPORTED THAT HE HAD OBSERVED THE PLT 'BUZZING' HIS HOUSE IN THE PAST.

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:

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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