NTSB Identification: SEA84LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24610.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 24, 1984 in WENATCHEE, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N51785
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

THE PLT MADE A LOW PASS OVER A HERD OF ELK IN HILLY TERRAIN.HE REPORTED THAT AFTER ENCOUNTERING A DOWNDRAFT, HE DECIDED HE COULD NOT CLIMB OUT OF THE VALLEY & LANDED WITH FULL FLAPS. THE DENSITY ALT WAS APRX 5400 FT.

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

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



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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