NTSB Identification: MKC87FA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32454.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 05, 1986 in FORT SCOTT, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N22943
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 PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO OBSERVE AND PHOTOGRAPH THE EFFECTS OF A FLOOD WHICH HAD INUNDATED A PART OF THE CITY OF FORT SCOTT. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED FLYING LOW AND SLOW OVER THE CITY. WITNESSES SAID THE ACFT WAS FLYING FROM WEST TO EAST AND MADE A TURN BACK TO THE WEST. IT THEN ENTERED A SPIN AT TOO LOW AN ALTITUDE TO RECOVER. THE ACFT IMPACTED IN A WATER FILLED DITCH AND DID NOT MOVE AFTER IMPACT. ACCORDING TO HIS LOG BOOK THE PLT HAD FLOWN 3.9 HRS IN 1984, 7.3 HRS IN 1985, AND 2.6 HRS IN 1986. THERE WAS NO FLYING TIME RECORDED FOR THE PAST 90 DAYS.

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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