NTSB Identification: LAX85LA287.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29001.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 20, 1985 in FILMORE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N24338
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.

THE PLT FLEW INTO A CANYON WITH THE INTENTION OF TURNING AROUND TO BACK OUT. HE THEN DECIDED THE CANYON WAS TOO NARROW FOR A 180 DEGREE TURN. HE CONTINUED FLYING UP THE CANYON WHILE ATTEMPTING TO GAIN ALT, HOWEVER, THE RISING TERRAIN EXCEEDED THE ACFT'S CLIMB PERFORMANCE CAPABILITY. ONCE REALIZING THE TERRAIN COULD NOT BE CLEARED, THE PLT FLARED THE ACFT ON THE MOUNTAIN AND THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY NOSED OVER.

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

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

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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