NTSB Identification: SEA87LA154.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34393.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 04, 1987 in AUSTIN, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N8771U
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PLT WAS FLYING UP A CANYON WHEN HE REALIZED THE CANYON WAS CLOSING & HE HAD NO WAY OF TURNING AROUND. HE WAS UNABLE TO OUTCLIMB RISING TERRAIN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CRASHED INTO SEVERAL SMALL PINE TREES & WAS EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED. THE DENSITY ALT AT THE CRASH SITE WAS APRX 9800 FT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..BLIND/BOX CANYON


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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