NTSB Identification: LAX84LA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23649.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 04, 1984 in SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N1485V
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 SPIRALED DOWN AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND WHILE TURNING FROM BASE LEG TO FINAL IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN. THE PLTSAID HE TRIED TO CORRECT THE SITUATION BUT THE SPRIAL CONTINUED. NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND TO SUPPORT THE PLTS CLAIM THAT THE ACFT CRASHED BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN A GROUND COLLISION.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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