NTSB Identification: LAX92LA311.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47130.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 22, 1992 in ELKO, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N7138F
Injuries: 3 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.

THE PILOT STATED HE WAS MANEUVERING IN THE MOUNTAINOUS AREA AND CAME UPON A SADDLE BACK PEAK. HE 'PULLED THE AIRPLANE UP' TO CLEAR THE PEAK, BUT THE AIRPLANE STALLED.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ALTITUDE OVER THE TERRAIN, AND HIS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT AIRSPEED. THE MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN WAS A FACTOR.

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