NTSB Identification: DEN92LA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46337.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 10, 1992 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N65513
Injuries: 4 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT SET 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS AND LEANED THE MIXTURE BY PULLING THE CONTROL AFT ONE INCH, EXPLAINING THAT WAS THE WAY HE HAD BEEN TAUGHT. HE TOOK OFF WITH THREE PASSENGERS AND FULL FUEL. A WITNESS SAW THE AIRPLANE AT LOW ALTITUDE AND AIRSPEED WITH THE NOSE APPROXIMATELY 45 DEGREES ABOVE THE HORIZON, AND SAID IT SEEMED TO BE 'STRUGGLING TO GAIN ALTITUDE.' THE PILOT FLEW TOWARDS GRADUALLY RISING TERRAIN. THE LEFT WING DROPPED AND THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED A GOLF COURSE. IT WAS COMPUTED THE AIRPLANE WAS APPROXIMATELY 122 POUNDS OVER MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT AND DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS 7,654 FT MSL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: AIRPLANE CLIMB CAPABILITY EXCEEDED AND AN INADVERTENT PILOT INDUCED STALL. FACTORS WERE: WEIGHT AND BALANCE EXCEEDED, HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE, AND IMPROPER USE OF THE MIXTURE CONTROL.
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