NTSB Identification: FTW86FA171.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31623.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 25, 1986 in PEARLAND, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5542P
Injuries: 1 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 COMMERCIAL PLT WAS CONDUCTING A PIPELINE PATROL OPERATION WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE ACFT CIRCLED THE AREA TWICE AT AN ALT ESTIMATED TO BE BELOW 100 FT AGL. THE ACFT THEN BANKED LEFT AND NOSED DOWN TO GROUND IMPACT.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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