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Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon/Bu. 84061



Bureau #: 84061
Construction #:
  15-1605
Civil Registration:
  N7250C
Model: PV-2
Name: None
Status: Destroyed
Last info: 1990
  History:
Doug Lacey, Lake Port, CA, 19??-1990.
- Registered as N7250C.
- Destroyed in fatal accident, Lakeport, CA, Sept. 29, 1990.

NTSB Identification: LAX90FA336 .
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45516.
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 29, 1990 in LAKEPORT, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 4/26/1993
Aircraft: LOCKHEED PV-2, registration: N7250C
Injuries: 8 Fatal.

THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED MAKING SEVERAL LOW PASSES, WITH ITS SMOKE GENERATORS OPERATING, OVER SEAPLANES ANCHORED IN A LAKE. THE LAST PASS WAS REPORTEDLY AT AN ALTITUDE LESS THAN 50 FT, AND THEN THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED ENTERING AN ABNORMALLY STEEP CLIMB, FOLLOWED BY A NEAR VERTICAL NOSE-DOWN ATTITUDE TO IMPACT. A VIDEO TAPE SHOWS THAT BOTH PROPELLERS WERE TURNING. THE PILOT HAD RECEIVED HIS MULTI-ENGINE RATING IN A BEECH 76 ON 3/6/90, AND HIS TYPE RATING IN THE AIRPLANE 3/28/90.

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AIRSPEED DURING A PULL-UP FROM A LOW PASS. FACTORS WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE PILOT'S POOR JUDGEMENT IN BUZZING THE SEAPLANES WHICH RESULTED IN INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO RECOVER FROM THE STALL, AND THE PILOT'S INEXPERIENCE IN THE AIRPLANE.


Source(s):
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov, 2007.
Joe Baugher's Serial Numbers Page
NTSB, www.ntsb.gov
Photo Source(s):
Ryan Davis - www.eaglefield.net

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