NTSB Identification: SEA85LA188.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29215.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 06, 1985 in COLD MEADOWS, ID
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235, registration: N4346T
Injuries: 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.

THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON AN AIRSTRIP WITH A DENSITY ALT OF 9000 FT. DURING A GO-AROUND THE ACFT WAS UNABLE TO OUT CLIMB RISING TERRAIN DUE TO THE DENSITY ALT. A DEPARTURE STALL INTO TREES RESULTED. A POST-IMPACT FIRE DESTROYED THE ACFT. THE PLT REPORTED HE HAD LITTLE 'BACK COUNTRY' FLYING EXPERIENCE.

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:

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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