NTSB Identification: LAX88LA231.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36816.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 22, 1988 in STONYFORD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4792B
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

DURING A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE PILOT WAS FLYING 500 FEET AGL OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN WHEN A STRONG DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTERED. THE AIRPLANE WAS UNABLE TO CLIMB OUT OF IT AND SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN.

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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