NTSB Identification: SEA88LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36316.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 23, 1988 in COEUR D'ALENE, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N8109B
Injuries: 2 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.

AFTER LOW PASS OVER INTENDED LANDING AREA, ACFT WOULD NOT OUTCLIMB RISING TERRAIN IN CANYON. PLT MUSHED INTO BRUSHY CLEARCUT AREA RATHER THAN COLLIDE WITH ROUGH TERRAIN. PLT REPORT STATED FINDING OF LOW COMPRESSION ON 3 CYLS. DENSITY ALTITUDE ESTIMATED AT 6500 FT.

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,CYLINDER..LOW COMPRESSION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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