NTSB Identification: SEA84FA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25072.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 15, 1984 in WINLOCK, WA
Aircraft: Cessna Wren 182G-460, registration: N3156S
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE CESSNA 182 WAS EQUIPPED WITH A WREN CONVERSION FOR STOL OPERATIONS. THE PLT TOOK OFF FROM AN AGRICULTURAL FIELD TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST WITH 3 PASSENGERS ON BOARD. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES BEYOND THE DEPARTURE END OF THE TAKEOFF AREA, AFTER TURNING TO A SOUTHEASTERLY HEADING. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE ACFT WAS FLYING VERY SLOW & WAS DESCENDING WHILE IN A BANKED ATTITUDE. REPORTEDLY, THE PLT OFTEN FLEW CLOSE TO THE ACFT'S PERFORMANCE LIMITS DURING TAKEOFFS & LANDINGS. THE DENSITY ALT WAS APRX 2000 FT.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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