NTSB Identification: CHI83LA107.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20406.
Accident occurred Friday, February 11, 1983 in MAUSTON, WI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6126T
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 COLLIDED WITH A FROZEN LAKE DURING A LOW PASS WHILE SIGHT SEEING. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DROPPED DOWN TO 250 FEET AGL TO SEE IF ANYONE WAS FISHING AND HIT A DOWNDRAFT. THE ACFT DESCENDED AND MADE CONTACT WITH THE SNOW AND ICE COVERED LAKE. THE PILOT ALSO SAID IF THE PASSENGER HAD A SHOULDER HARNESS ON (WHICH WAS NOT INSTALLED) THAT HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN INJURED. THE PASSENGER BROKE HIS JAW ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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