NTSB Identification: CHI86FA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29705.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 16, 1985 in MT CARMEL, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N738PL
Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 Minor.

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.

ACCORDING TO THE SURVIVOR, THE PLT & 2 PAX ALL HAD A BEER, THEN WENT TO THE ARPT. AFTER TAKING OFF AT NIGHT, THE PLT FLEW OVER MT CARMEL, THEN FLEW TOWARD HIS HOME. HE ELECTED TO MAKE A LOW PASS OVER HIS HOUSE. DURING THE PASS, THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE & SOME UTILITY WIRES, THEN CRASHED. TOXICOLOGY TESTS OF THE PLT'S BLOOD & URINE SHOWED ALCOHOL LEVELS OF 0.025% & 0.056%, RESPECTIVELY.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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