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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34584
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Date:23-MAY-1994
Time:19:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A150M
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N9856J
C/n / msn: A1500665
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Indiantown, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:(X58)
Destination airport:(X58)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS OBSERVED DRINKING BEER BEFORE FLIGHT. AFTER THE FLIGHT DEPARTED, A WITNESS SAW THE AIRCRAFT MANEUVERING. HE SAID THE PILOT MADE A HIGH SPEED PASS DOWN THE RUNWAY, THEN EXECUTED A VERTICAL ASCENT TO ABOUT 500 FEET AGL. THE AIRPLANE THEN BEGAN TO DESCEND NOSE LOW WHILE SPINNING & IMPACTED THE GROUND. THE WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE SOUNDED 'STRONG' DURING THE ENTIRE TIME. AN EXAM OF THE AIRFRAME REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT FLIGHT CONTROL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. A TOXICOLOGY CHECK OF THE PILOT'S BLOOD SHOWED AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 155 MG/DL (0.155%) & 0.004 UG/ML OF TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL CARBOXYLIC ACID (MARIJUANA). TESTS OF HIS URINE SHOWED AN ALCOHOL LEVEL OF 226 MG/DL (0.226%) & 0.017 UG/ML OF TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL CARBOXYLIC ACID. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S IMPAIRMENT OF JUDGMENT AND PERFORMANCE DUE TO ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, WHICH LED TO HIS IMPROPER PLANNING/DECISION, AND HIS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED DURING A MANEUVER.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01339


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