NTSB Identification: DEN86LA248.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31437.
Accident occurred Friday, September 05, 1986 in GOODRICH, ND
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N50989
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

PLT SAID HE WAS FLYING LOW AND CHASING BLACK BIRDS FROM HIS SUNFLOWER FIELDS. TERRAIN WAS ROLLING HILLS. PLT SAID HE MADE ONE PASS OVER FIELD AND WAS TURNING AROUND FOR ANOTHER PASS. 'I GOT MY AIRSPEED TOO LOW AND STARTED TO STALL. I BROUGHT IT OUT OF THE STALL BUT DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH ALTITUDE TO REGAIN AIRSPEED.' ACCORDING TO AN FAA SPOKESMAN, A PLT MUST EITHER POSSESS AN AGRICULTURAL OPERATOR CERTIFICATE ISSUED UNDER 14 CFR 137 OR OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION (FAA FORM 7711-1) OR WAIVER IN ORDER TO CONDUCT LOW LEVEL FLYING OR 'BIRD CHASING.' PLT DID NOT POSSESS EITHER CERTIFICATE.

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

LOW PASS..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PULL-UP..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


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