NTSB Identification: SEA88LA178.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37032.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 11, 1988 in SHELTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N54867
Injuries: 3 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.

ABOUT 10 MINS AFTER T/O, THE PLT NOTED THE ENGINE RUNNING ROUGH AND ELECTED TO RETURN TO THE POINT OF DEPARTURE FOR PRECAUTIONARY LNDG. APPROACH WAS HIGH AND FAST, LEADING TO BALKED LNDG. ON THROTTLE APPLICATION, ENG QUIT. ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES BEYOND RUNWAY. THE ENGINE WAS TEST RUN WITH NO MALFUNCTIONS. THE FUEL SAMPLES WERE CLEAR OF CONTAMINATES. NO SYSTEM FAILURES WERE FOUND.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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