NTSB Identification: SEA85LA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27199.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 17, 1985 in SPANAWAY, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N84578
Injuries: 3 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 WAS ATTEMPTING TO BETTER ALIGN THE ACFT FOR FINAL APCH WHEN A TREE WAS STRUCK WITH THE RIGHT WING. THE PLT STATED SHE WAS DISTRACTED WHILE MAKING PREPARATIONS TO LAND.THE LANDING WAS CONTINUED WITHOUT INCIDENT.

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

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

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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