NTSB Identification: SEA87LA179.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34750.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 30, 1987 in SHELTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 180H, registration: N4789U
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING INITIAL CLIMBOUT THE PILOT STATED THAT A LOSS OF POWER OCCURRED. HOWEVER, NO REASON FOR LOSS OF POWER COULD BE FOUND. AN EYE WITNESS TO THE ACCIDENT STATED THAT HE HEARD POWER THROUGHOUT THE TAKEOFF TO THE MOMENT OF IMPACT. THE PROPELLER SHOWED HEAVY CHORDWISE SCRATCHES, TWISTING, BENDING, CURLING, AND DEEP LEADING EDGE NICKS.

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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