NTSB Identification: SEA85LA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28734.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 13, 1985 in IDAHO CITY, ID
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N8655U
Injuries: 4 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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO OUTCLIMB RISING TERRAIN. A TREE WAS STRUCK WITH THE LEFT WING TIP. AND SHORTLY AFTERWARDS THE AIRCRAFT MUSHED INTO TREES. DENSITY ALTITUDE AT THE TIME OF TAKEOFF COMPUTED TO BE ABOUT 6000 FEET. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ALSO VERY CLOSE TO GROSS WEIGHT.

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:

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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