NTSB Identification: SEA88LA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37261.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 03, 1988 in DIXIE, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180B, registration: N5085E
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE ON FINAL APCH TO LAND AT THE HIGH ALT ARPT, THE PLT ELECTED TO GO AROUND & LAND AT A SLOWER SPEED. HE RPRTD THAT AS HE NEARED THE RWY ON THE 2ND APCH, THE ACFT ENCTRD A SUDDEN WIND SHEAR, WHICH CAUSED IT TO DROP & BANK TO THE LEFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT WING STRUCK A TREE & THE ACFT CRASHED. THE DENSITY ALT AT THE ARPT WAS COMPUTED TO BE APRX 9000 FT.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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