NTSB Identification: LAX82FA225
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 20, 1982 in WESTLEY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/20/1983
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB, registration: N2661Z
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 PLT MADE A LOW PASS OVER A RANCH HOUSE TRAVELING FROM NW TO SE. HE THEN MADE A SECOND LOW PASS OVER THE SWIMMING POOL AREA TRAVELING IN A NE DIRECTION, & WAVED TO THOSE STANDING BY THE POOL. THE ACFT BEGAN A 180 REVERSAL TURN, ENTERED A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE, & IMPACTED THE GROUND. WITNESSES ESTIMATED THE ACFT'S ALTITUDE DURING THE MANEUVERS TO HAVE BEEN BETWEEN 150 & 200 FT AGL.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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