NTSB Identification: LAX86LA171.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32794.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 10, 1986 in MOJAVE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172D, registration: N2762U
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 ACFT WING STRUCK A TREE DURING TAXI ON A DIRT ROAD BEING USED FOR TAKEOFF. THE CFI SAID THAT HE DID NOT MAKE A SURVEY TO IDENTIFY OBSTRUCTIONS BEFORE THE TAXI FOR TAKEOFF. THE ACFT HAD LANDED ON THE ROAD WHEN THE CFI COULD NOT REGAIN ENG POWER FOLLOWING A SIMULATED EMERGENCY PROCEDURE.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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