NTSB Identification: SEA85LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27957.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 08, 1985 in TRUCKEE, CA
Aircraft: CONSOLIDATED AERONAUTICS INC. LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N80030
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

CONTRARY TO COMMON DEPARTURE PRACTICE, THE PILOT COMMENCED HIS TAKEOFF FROM THE LAKE HEADED WESTBOUND AND TOWARDS RISING TERRAIN. ADDITIONALLY, HE FAILED TO USE ALL THE TAKEOFF SURFACE AVAILABLE. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE AT DONNER LAKE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS APPROXIMATELY 8000 FEET.

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

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

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

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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