NTSB Identification: SEA92FA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47099.
Accident occurred Friday, May 22, 1992 in EATONVILLE, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/15/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172B, registration: N7579X
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT, AGE 84, HAD CORONARY BYPASS SURGERY 2 YEARS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT, AND A STROKE 1 YEAR BEFORE. HE DEPARTED ON HIS FIRST SOLO FLT IN 2 YEARS, AND DID NOT RETURN. THE WRECKAGE WAS LOCATED 9 DAYS LATER WITHIN VIEW FROM THE AIRPORT. THE AIRPLANE HAD IMPACTED THE SIDE OF A HILL IN A STRAIGHT & LEVEL FLIGHT ATTITUDE. THE PILOT WAS TREATED RECENTLY FOR DEPRESSION, AND WAS TAKING MEDICATION FOR INSOMNIA.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: UNDETERMINED.
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