NTSB Identification: DEN88LA162.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36158.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 17, 1988 in SANTA TERESA, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N34338
Injuries: 1 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.

AN UNKNOWN PERSON OR PERSONS TOOK A CESSNA 177RG FROM A SMALL AIRPORT NEAR THE MEXICAN BORDER, WITHOUT PERMISSION. STATE POLICE FOUND IT CRASHED IN A FIELD 2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SANTA TERESA AIRPORT, AND NOTIFIED THE OWNER. NO WITNESSES HAVE BEEN FOUND TO REVEAL THE NATURE OF THE ACCIDENT OR THE IDENTITY OF THE PILOT. INJURY INDEX PRESUMED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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