NTSB Identification: ATL86FA259.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32247.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 20, 1986 in SCREVEN, GA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N66297
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 PLT AND HIS BEST MAN FOR HIS WEDDING SCHEDULED FOR LATER IN THE DAY DEP LCL APT EARLY IN THE AM. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED MANEUVERING AT A LOW ALT OVER THE PLTS PARENTS HOME. WITNESSES DESCRIBED THE MANEUVERS TO BE LIKE A CROP DUSTER MAKING PULL UPS AND TURNS AT THE END OF A SWATH RUN. JUST PRIOR TO THE CRASH, WITH THE ACFT FLYING FROM WEST TO EAST, A WITNESS STATED THAT THE ACFT PULLED UP INTO 60-70 DEG OF PITCH, PUT THE LEFT WING STRAIGHT DOWN AND DESCEND OUT OF SIGHT BEHIND TREES. THE SOUND OF THE CRASH WAS HEARD AND SHORTLY SMOKE WAS SIGHTED. THE ACFT DESCENT ANGLE WAS NEAR VERTICAL AT IMPACT. SUNRISE WAS JUST ABOVE HORIZON.

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

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

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..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:

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE

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