NTSB Identification: LAX85FA262.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27983.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 28, 1985 in SAN MANUEL, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA TU-206E, registration: N1475M
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.

THIS PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO AIR DROP ILLEGAL DRUGS TO SOMEONE ON THE GROUND. WHILE EXECUTING AN INTENTIONAL LOW PASS, AT DUSK, THEACFT INADVERTENTLY COLLIDED WITH A CACTUS TREE & CRASHED.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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