NTSB Identification: LAX87LA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31453.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 16, 1986 in HANA, HI
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N95354
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.

DURING A SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO FLY A COURSE DIRECTLY OVER A 10,400 FOOT MOUNTAIN. AT THE 5,200 FT LEVEL THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE AND NOTICED A CLOUD BUILD-UP OVER THE MOUNTAIN. THE PILOT THEN DECIDED TO DIVERT TO THE NORTH WHEN THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH TREES.

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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