NTSB Identification: BFO85FA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29867.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 23, 1985 in MECHANICSVILLE, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N24787
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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.

AFTER COMPLETING SEVERAL LOW ALTITUDE PASSES OVER THE FAMILY BUSINESS, THE STUDENT PILOT EXTENDED 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS AND PULLED THE POWER BACK TO SLOW THE AIRPLANE IN ORDER TO LENGTHEN HIS VIEWING TIME. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, AFTER THE ACCIDENT, AT BETWEEN 75-100 FEET OF ALTITUDE, THE NOSE PITCHED UPWARD AND THE AIRPLANE STALLED. THE PILOT FELT SURE THAT NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE INVOLVED, SINCE THE AIRPLANE WAS FLYING NORMALLY PRIOR TO THE STALL. THE AIRCRAFT SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN AT AN APPROXIMATE 65 DEGREE NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND

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