NTSB Identification: LAX83FA150.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20966.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 1983 in DOS PALOS, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N2832V
Injuries: 1 Fatal,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.

THE NON-RATED PLT & A FRIEND (ALSO NON-RATED) TOOK THE ACFT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE OWNER. THEY TOOK OFF AT NIGHT & MADE REPEATED PASSES OVER THE CITY OF DOS PALOS, CA. AFTER ABOUT 15 TO 20 MIN, THE ACFT WAS FLOWN TO THE VICINITY OF A HOME BELONGING TO THE PASSENGER'S FATHER. THE PASSENGER'S FATHER HEARD THE ACFT & WAS WATCHING WHEN THE PLANE COLLIDED WITH A POWER LINE. THEREAFTER, IT HIT SEVERAL TREES & A RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL SERVICE POWER LINE. THE PLT'S BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 0.18%.

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:

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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