NTSB Identification: FTW82FPA12
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 13, 1982 in ALLEN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/13/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N3971U
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

A WITNESS ATTENDING A HORSE SHOW OBSERVED THE ACFT FLY OVER THE FIELD AT LOW ALTITUDE IN A SLOW FLT & THAT SOMETHING WRAPPED IN PLASTIC WAS DROPPED FROM THE ACFT. THE ACFT WAS IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE APPROACHING A STALL. THE ACFT THEN DISAPPEARED FROM HIS VIEW WHILE DESCENDING IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE OBJECT DROPPED WAS THE SUNDAY MORNING EDITION OF A DALLAS NEWSPAPER. THE PASSENGER WAS A DISTRICT MANAGER OF THE NEWSPAPER. THE PLT DID NOT POSSESS A PLT CERTIFICATE.HE HAD BEEN ISSUED A STUDENT PLT CERTIFICATE ON 3/8/79 WHICH EXPIRED 3/31/81.

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:

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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