NTSB Identification: MIA83FA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20818.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 06, 1983 in LA BELLE, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N89225
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.

AT ABOUT 1720 A COMMERCIAL PLT LANDED AT LA BELLE ARPT & REPORTED THAT THE CEILING WAS RAGGED IN NATURE, SOME 200-300 FTOFF THE GROUND, WITH VISIBILITY 2 MI IN DRIZZLE. AS HE WAS LEAVING THE ARPT HE NOTICED 2 MEN SITTING IN A BLUE & WHILE C-152. AFTER ARRIVING AT HIS HOME, LOCATED 1-1/2 MI FROM THE ARPT, HE OBSERVED A BLUE & WHILE C-152 AT ABOUT 200 FT AGL.HE HEARD AN ENG SOUND OF 'EXTREME HIGH R.P.M AND THEN SUDDEN ENGINE STOPPAGE.' HE THEN DROVE BACK TO THE ARPT & FOUND THE BLUE & WHITE C-152 MISSING. THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED THE GROUND AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED AT A DESCENT ANGLE OF NEAR 15 DEG NOSE DOWN. THE PLT'S BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT (BAC) WAS 0.15% & HIS GASTRIC BAC WAS 0.449%.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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