NTSB Identification: FTW85LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28982.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 17, 1985 in ROBY, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N89862
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

THE PIPELINE PATROL PLT DIVERTED FROM THE NORMAL ROUTE TO CIRCLE OVER A HOUSE IN WHICH HE USED TO LIVE. WITNESSES REPORTED THE ACFT WAS IN A LOW ALT LEFT TURN WHEN THE LEFT WING DROPPED AND THE RATE OF TURN INCREASED. THE ACFT IMPACTED A TREE IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. NO EVIDENCE OF AN ENG FAILURE/MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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