NTSB Identification: LAX84LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22784.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 20, 1983 in ANACAPA ISLAND, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N714PR
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING FLT, THE PLT ESTABLISHED RADIO CONTACT WITH A FISHING BOAT & MADE A LOW PASS NEAR THE BOAT AT AN ESTIMATED ALTITUDE OF 200 FT. THE CAPTAIN OF THE BOAT SAID HE TOLD THE PLT NOT TO FLY LIKE THAT AROUND HIS BOAT AGAIN. HOWEVER, THE PLT MADE ANOTHER LOW PASS AT AN APPARENT SLOWER AIRSPEED. AS THE ACFT PASSED THE BOAT'S PORT SIDE, IT ENTERED A STEEP LEFT BANK & BEGAN TO DESCEND. SHORTLY AFTER THAT, THE ACFT IMPACTED THE WATER WITH ITS LEFT WING & ENG, SIMULTANEOUSLY. AFTER CRASHING, THE ACFT & PLT SANK & WERE NOT RECOVERED. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE ENG SOUNDED NORMAL UNTIL IMPACT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


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