NTSB Identification: ATL85FA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28913.
Accident occurred Monday, May 27, 1985 in SENECA, SC
Aircraft: CESSNA R182, registration: N7161S
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.

DURING FLT, THE PLT WAS OBSERVED TO MAKE A LOW PASS OVER LAKE KEOWEE NEAR A FRIEND'S HOUSEBOAT. THE OWNER OF THE HOUSEBOAT STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS FLYING LOW OFF HIS RIGHT SIDE WHEN THE ACFT STRUCK THE WATER. ANOTHER WITNESS ALSO SAW THE ACFT FLYING AT TREETOP LEVEL OVER HIS POSITION. HE SAW THE ACFT GETTING LOWER & HE EXPECTED THE PLT TO PULL UP, BUT HE DIDN'T. ALSO, HE REPORTED THAT THE ENG WAS OPERATING NORMALLY UNTIL IMPACT. THE ACFT WAS RETREIVED FROM WHERE IT SANK IN ABOUT 80 FT OF WATER, BUT NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE FOUND.

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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