NTSB Identification: LAX86LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31584.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 18, 1986 in COTTONWOOD, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N21995
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 ACFT HAD NOT BEEN FLOWN FOR ABOUT 4 YRS. THE PLT INTENDED TO FLY IT TO CHANDLER, AZ, FOR AN ANNUAL INSPN. THE PAX STATED THE PLT HAD PREVIOUSLY MADE A TEST FLT, BUT HAD A PROBLEM STARTING THE ENG. RPRTDLY, THE PLT 'CLEANED THE FUEL SYSTEM AND FILLED THE TANKS' BEFORE TAKING OFF ON THE ACDNT FLT. DRG TAKEOFF, THE ENG BEGAN TO LOSE POWER AT ABOUT 150 FT AGL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT ENTERED A RIGHT TURN & DSCNDD INTO TREES & CRASHED. THE PAX STATED THAT THE ENG DID NOT STOP RUNNING. NO REASON WAS FOUND FOR THE PRESUMED PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER. NO RECORD WAS FOUND OF THE PLT EVER HAVING HELD AN FAA PLT CERTIFICATE. AN NTSB FORM 6120.1 (PILOT/OPERATOR AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT) WAS MAILED TO THE PLT, BUT IT WAS RETURNED MARKED 'MOVED - NO FORWARDING ADDRESS.'

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,ANNUAL INSPECTION..NOT ATTAINED


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

QUALIFICATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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