NTSB Identification: DEN85LA183.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30195.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 07, 1985 in RIO RANCHO, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N53410
Injuries: 2 Serious,1 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.

DURING A PLEASURE FLT, WITH HIS PARENTS AS PAX, THE PLT DECIDED TO DEMONSTRATE A GLIDE DOWN TO APRX 500 FT AGL. WHEN HE ADDED POWER FOR RECOVERY, HE STALLED THE ACFT. BEFORE COMPLETE RECOVERY WAS POSSIBLE, THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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