NTSB Identification: ATL87FA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33057.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 22, 1986 in PEMBROKE, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152 II, registration: N5083L
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 ACFT WAS OBSERVED SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTING THE OWNER/OPERATOR'S PRIVATE LANDING STRIP. WITNESSES RPRTD HEARING A SUDDEN DECREASE IN ENG POWER, THEN A SHORT TIME LATER, THEY HEARD THE ENG 'FIRE' OR RESTART MOMENTARILY, BUT DECREASE IN POWER AGAIN. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED IN A STEEP LEFT WING LOW DESCENT, JUST BEFORE IT WENT OUT OF SIGHT BEHIND TREES & CRASHED. IT CRASHED IN A LARGE CORN FIELD WHERE IT WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED. THE IMPACT SEQUENCE LEFT MARKS FOR ABOUT 100 FT. NO REASON WAS FOUND FOR THE RPRTD LOSS OF POWER. THE NON-CERTIFICATED PASSENGER WAS FOUND IN THE LEFT SEAT. RPRTDLY, HE OFTEN ACCOMPANIED THE PLT ON FLTS, & ON OCCASIONS, WAS ALLOWED TO CONTROL THE ACFT. TOXICOLOGY CHECKS OF FLUIDS FROM THE PLT'S STOMACH & LIVER SHOWED ALCOHOL LVLS OF 0.118 MG% (O.118%).

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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:

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..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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