NTSB Identification: LAX85LA365.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29821.
Accident occurred Friday, August 23, 1985 in NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N5422Q
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 ACFT WAS CIRCLING TO PHOTOGRAPH A SAILBOAT RACE. THE PLT RPTD THAT WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO ROLLOUT OF THE TURN THE ACFT FLT CONTROLS DID NOT RESPOND. IN ORDER TO PREVENT A STALL THE PLT APPLIED FULL POWER AND PUSHED THE NOSE DOWNWARDS. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE OCEAN AND SANK. BOTH OCCUPANTS EXITED THE ACFT AND DID NOT SUSTAIN ANY INJURIES.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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