NTSB Identification: ATL86FA066.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30596.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 29, 1986 in LEXINGTON, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25277
Injuries: 2 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 PLT/MECHANIC HAD COMPLETED A TOP OVERHAUL ON THE ACFT ENG AND WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING A NIGHT MAINTENANCE FLIGHT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A NEAR VERTICAL ATTITUDE IN A WOODED AREAAPRX ONE MILE FROM THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 26. POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY ACFT/ENG FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. THE PLT WAS A RECENTLY CERTIFICATED PVT PLT WITH A TOTAL FLIGHT TIME OF 72 HOURS.

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:

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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