NTSB Identification: SEA85LA202.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29229.
Accident occurred Monday, August 26, 1985 in RENO, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 182R, registration: N5545N
Injuries: 2 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.

THE STUDENT PILOT HAD ONLY 1.9 HOURS OF FLT TIME IN THE CESSNA 182R AND A TTL PIC TIME OF 6.6 HRS. AFTER PRACTICING TURNS AROUND A POINT AT 800 FT AGL A CLIMB WAS INITIATED. THE ACFT WAS UNABLE TO CLEAR THE RISING TERRAIN DUE TO A DENSITY ALT OF APRX 8200 FT. THE PLT STATED THE ACFT MUSHED ONTO THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN DURING THE FORCED LANDING.

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:

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..DETERIORATED

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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