NTSB Identification: FTW82FPD12
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 08, 1982 in GRAHAM, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N6742G
Injuries: 1 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 AIRCRAFT WAS BEING USED ON A PIPELINE PATROL MISSION. THE PILOT INFORMED THE PIPELINE GROUND CREW OF A PIPELINE LEAK AND CIRCLED THE AREA. THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED BY THE GROUND CREW TO MAKING A WIDE CIRCLE AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL WHEN IT ABRUPTLY WENT INTO A SPIN AND CRASHED. AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT.

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/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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