NTSB Identification: FTW85LA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27710.
Accident occurred Friday, February 08, 1985 in MCCOY, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N79043
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD DEPARTED THE GALA RANCH STRIP & WAS FLYING AT APRX 100 FT AGL TO SHOW HIS PASSENGERS THEIR RANCH PROPERTY. WHILE IN SLOW FLIGHT WITH THE FLAPS DEPLOYED, THE PLT ENTERED A DOWNWIND SKIDDING LEFT TURN. THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY STALLED & IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A LEFT WING LOW, NOSE LOW ATTITUDE.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..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

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