NTSB Identification: SEA84LA142.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24759.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 23, 1984 in FALL CITY, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N3184V
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 PLT WAS APPROACHING A STRANGE ARPT WITH A RWY ELEVATION OF 140 FT AND SURROUNDING TERRAIN OF 1000 TO 3000 FT. THE PLT SAID AS HE APPROACHED THE THRESHOLD HE FELT THE ACFT WAS TOO HIGH SO HE EXECUTED A GO-AROUND. WITH THE FLAPS AT 20 DEGREES HE SAID HIS CLIMB RATE WAS ONLY 200 FPM. AFTER REACHING 1000 FT MSL HE DECIDED THAT THE ACFT WOULD NOT CLEAR THETREES SO 'HE SHUT THE ACFT DOWN' AND CRASH LANDED IN SOME SMALL TREES. THE DENSITY ATL WAS COMPUTED AS BEING 2000 FT. HE RECOMMENDED A LONGER LOWER APCH TO THE ARPT OR AN ACFT CAPABLE OF A GREATER RATE OF CLIMB. THE ACFT ENGINE WAS CHECKED AND FOUND TO BE WITHIN NORMAL OPERATING LIMITS.

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:

TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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