NTSB Identification: DEN87LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34017.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 19, 1987 in SANTA ROSA, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182, registration: N9145R
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 A & P ACFT MECHANIC WHO ADDITIONALLY WAS A COMMERCIAL PLT WAS OPERATING A BORROWED ACFT ON A LOCAL FLT. HE LANDED ON AN ISLAND IN A LAKE AND SHUT DOWN. LATER, WHEN AIRBORNE ON TAKEOFF, THE RIGHT ELEVATOR STRUCK A SMALL TREE AND THE ACFT YAWED RIGHT. THE PLT LOST CONTROL AND THE ACFT IMPACTED WITH THE SANDY, GRASS COVERED GROUND.

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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