NTSB Identification: LAX86LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29854.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 23, 1985 in SUNIZONA, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172A, registration: N7130Q
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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.

WHILE PERFORMING 'LOW LEVEL SURVEILLANCE FOR DEER' A PAX POINTED OUTSIDE THE ACFT TO A FAMILIAR CAMP SITE. THE PLT STATED THIS ACTION DISTRACTED HIM & THEREAFTER HE FLEW UP A NARROW CANYON. UNABLE TO REVERSE COURSE BECAUSE OF RISING TERRAIN, THE PLT STATED HE 'ELECTED TO STALL THE ACFT INTO THE TREES.'

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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