NTSB Identification: ATL85LKG13.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29441.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 18, 1985 in PANALA, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA 182N, registration: N92746
Injuries: 1 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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE DURING LNDG WHICH PULLED IT TO THE LEFT OFF THE ROAD CHOSEN FOR LANDING. THE PLT APPLIED PWR TO CLEAR A DITCH AND THE ACFT CAME TO REST IN A ROW OF SMALL TREES. THE PLT HAD SAID THE ENG HAD STARTED MISSING AFTER TAKEOFF FROM THE ROAD AND HE ELECTED TO RETURN TO LAND. POST ACC INSPECTION OF THE ENG BY AN R&P MECHANIC SHOWED NO MALFUNCTIONS OR IRREGULARITIES.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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