NTSB Identification: LAX83FA298.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23082.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 23, 1983 in PACOIMA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5454B
Injuries: 1 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.

THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED MANEUVERING IN THE AREA OF THE ARPT TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR ABOUT 45 MIN BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. INITIAL IMPACT OCCURRED WITH POWER LINES ABOUT 1/2 MI SOUTHWEST OF THE ARPT WHILE THE ACFT WAS ON A HEADING OF ABOUT 320 DEG. THE ACFT THEN STRUCK A POWER POLE, SEPARATING ITS LEFT WING. AFTER TRAVELING ANOTHER 66 YARDS, IT COLLIDED WITH TREES, 2 FENCES & THE FRONT PORTION OF A RESIDENCE BEFORE COMING TO REST. AN EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RESIDENCE

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