NTSB Identification: MIA87FA231.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34998.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 23, 1987 in PENSACOLA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N4741D
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

THE PLT STATED THAT JUST AFTER LIFTOFF HE FLEW INTO A LAYER OF HAZE AND BECAME DISORIENTED, THE AIRCRAFT STALLED, CRASHED INTO A DIRT MOUND, SPUN AROUND AND CAME TO REST OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT THEN EXPLODED AND WAS CONSUMED BY POST CRASH FIRE.

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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