NTSB Identification: SEA86LA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31659.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 30, 1986 in CARSON CITY, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 172G, registration: N41041
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.

THE PLT STATED A DUST DEVIL WAS ENCOUNTERED DURING FINAL APPROACH. HE THEN ADDED FULL POWER, BUT NEGLECTED TO LOWER THE NOSE OF THE ACFT. A FULL STALL OCCURRED AND RECOVERY WAS NOT POSSIBLE DUE TO THE LOW ALTITUDE. THE ACFT THEN STRUCK THE GROUND, NOSE FIRST, BETWEEN A TAXIWAY AND A HANGAR.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..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..UNFAVORABLE WIND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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