NTSB Identification: NYC85LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28514.
Accident occurred Friday, May 10, 1985 in GLEN CAMPBELL, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA R172K, registration: N736FG
Injuries: 2 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 FLT, THE PLT FLEW OVER SVRL COAL STRIP MINES AT LOW ALT & AT LOW AIRSPEED. HE HAD THE ACFT TRIMMED FOR 60 KTS & HAD ONE NOTCH OF FLAPS EXTENDED. HE REPORTED THAT AS HE WAS FLYING IN STRAIGHT & LEVEL FLT, THE ACFT SEEMED TO BE DRAWN DOWN INTO A VALLEY. AS HE ADDED POWER, HE HEARD A NOISE AS THE LEFT MAIN GEAR CAME IN CONTACT WITH A DIRT PILE. THE PLT RETURNED TO THE ARPT. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT VEERED INTO A SMALL PATCH OF TREES & CAME TO REST. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM 240 DEG AT 25 GUSTING 30 KTS.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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

OBJECT..TREE(S)



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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