NTSB Identification: MIA83LA161.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21437.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 1983 in PENSACOLA, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N64079
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE DESCENDED TO APRX 50 FT AGL TO DEMONSTRATE FLT AT LOW ALTITUDE TO HIS PASSENGERS. WHILE FLYING OVER A PASTURE AT THIS ALTITUDE, THE ACFT STRUCK A PINE TREE, DAMAGING THE RIGHT WING. THE PLT EXPERIENCED NO CONTROL PROBLEMS & RETURNED TO THE ARPT FOR A NORMAL LANDING. REPORTEDLY, HE DID NOT SEE THE TREE IN TIME TO AVOID IT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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