NTSB Identification: BFO92LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46254.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 10, 1992 in WARREN, VT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N27395
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE CRUISING APPROXIMATELY 1,000 FEET ABOVE TREE TOPS AND BETWEEN TWO MOUNTAINS, THE AIRPLANE ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT. THE PILOT SAID REGARDLESS OF SURFACE CONTROL INPUT, HE COULD NOT MAKE THE AIRPLANE ASCEND. HE TRIED TO MANEUVER THE AIRPLANE INTO SAFER AIR SPACE, BUT THERE WAS NONE. THE PILOT SAID HE THEN SLOWED THE AIRPLANE DOWN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND STALLED IT INTO THE TREE TOPS. THE AIRPLANE 'MUSHED' INTO THE TREES AND CAME TO REST UPRIGHT SUSPENDED ABOVE THE GROUND.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO SELECT A SAFE ALTITUDE FOR FLIGHT IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. THE DOWNDRAFT WAS A FACTOR.

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