NTSB Identification: LAX92FA241.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47472.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 09, 1992 in BIG SUR, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/08/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N5449K
Injuries: 3 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 FLIGHT WAS A SCENIC TOUR OF THE COAST LINE. THE PLT HAD ADVISED ATC THAT HE WOULD BE DESCENDING BELOW THE COASTAL MOUNTAINS. THERE WAS NO FURTHER CONTACT WITH THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED UPSLOPING TERRAIN IN A NEAR WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE. NO PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE AIRFRAME OR ENGINE WAS FOUND. THE PILOT HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN DENIED A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE DURING THE 7 YEARS PRECEDING THE ACCIDENT DUE TO A CEREBELLAR STROKE, BUT HAD REGAINED THE CERTIFICATE ABOUT 1-1/2 YEARS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

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

PILOT INCAPACITION.

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