ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43332
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Date:28-AUG-1990
Time:1130
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 152
Owner/operator:Mike Bello
Registration: N24894
C/n / msn: 15280437
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Provincetown, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Marston Mills, MA (2B1)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
THE PILOT & AN OBSERVER WERE ENGAGED IN A FISH SPOTTING MISSION. WITNESSES ON A BOAT OBSERVED THE AIRPLANE MANEUVER & THEN ENTER INTO A SPIN. IT IMPACTED IN THE WATER BEFORE THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO RECOVER. BODIES OF THE OCCUPANTS WERE FOUND SEVERAL WEEKS LATER. A TOXICOLOGY CHECK OF THE PILOT'S BLOOD SHOWED AN ETHANOL LEVEL OF 34 MG/ML (O.O34%), BUT NO ALCOHOL WAS FOUND IN HIS URINE. THE BLOOD/ALCOHOL WAS BELIEVED TO BE FROM PUTREFACTION. THE OWNER OF THE AIRCRAFT REPORTED THE PILOT HELD A STUDENT PILOT CERTIFICATE & WAS ENDORSED FOR CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT; HOWEVER, A SEARCH OF THE FAA AIRMAN & MEDICAL RECORDS REVEALED NO CURRENT STUDENT PILOT CERTIFICATE/MEDICAL CERTIFICATE. CAUSE: THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED, WHICH RESULTED AN INADVERTENT STALL/SPIN. PROBABLE FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO FOLLOW PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES, AND HIS LACK OF PROPER CERTIFICATION (QUALIFICATION) FOR THIS FLIGHT.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X24118


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