NTSB Identification: DEN89FA219.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39679.
Accident occurred Monday, September 18, 1989 in CONCORD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/15/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N92651
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ACFT CRASHED IN A PARKING LOT. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, IT USED MOST OF THE RWY ON THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THEN ENTERED A SHALLOW CLIMB ANGLE AT A SLOW AIRSPEED. AFTER PASSING THE ARPT BOUNDRY, THE ACFT'S LEFT WING DROPPED & THE PLANE DESCENDED UNTIL GROUND IMPACT. AFTER IMPACT, A FIRE ERUPTED & DESTROYED THE ACFT. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND THAT WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN THE ACDNT.

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

LOSS OF ENGINE POWER DUE TO AN UNKNOWN REASON, AND FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE AIRSPEED, WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL.

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