NTSB Identification: SEA86LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31276.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 03, 1986 in RENO, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 185FII, registration: N185M
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.

PLT ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF WITH ACFT 540 POUNDS OVER MAX CERT WT AND 8500 FT DENSITY ALTITUDE CONDITIONS. ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE BUT POSITIVE CLIMB AND AIRSPEED INCREASE NOT POSSIBLE. PLT TURNED TO AVOID OBSTRUCTIONS, PUTTING ACFT INTO SEMI-CONTROLLED COLLISION WITH TERRAIN.

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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