NTSB Identification: LAX85LA308.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29715.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 1985 in VACAVILLE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N1280F
Injuries: 2 Serious,2 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.

WITNESSES STATED THAT, ON DEPARTURE, THE AIRCRAFT CLIMBED TO ABOUT 50 FEET, APPEARED TO STALL, AND CRASHED ON THE RUNWAY. THE WINDS WERE REPORTED AS GUSTY, FROM 15 TO 22 KNOTS, AND THE TEMPERATURE WAS ABOUT 95 DEGREES.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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