NTSB Identification: LAX82FXQ08
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 22, 1982 in TAHOE CITY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/22/1983
Aircraft: PIPER 18-150, registration: N2881P
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 FLOAT EQUIPPED AIRCRAFT DEPARTED ON A LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY MISSION. THE PASSENGER WANTED TO TAKE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CITY AREA. AFTER FLYING AROUND THE AREA FOR ABOUT 25 MINUTES, THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED ON A STREET. A WITNESS OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT FLYING AT LOW ALTITUDE. HE STATED THAT THE PLANE WAS GOING VERY SLOW WHEN IT TURNED RIGHT AND THEN SEEM TO STALL AND GO STRAIGHT DOWN. A TEARDOWN OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO ABNORMAL CONDITIONS.

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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