NTSB Identification: ANC84LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26031.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 1984 in PALMER, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 172E, registration: N5425T
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 ACFT WAS TAKING OFF FROM AN AIRPORT WHICH WAS AN UNIMPROVED FIELD SITE. ACCORDING TO THE PLT THE ACFT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE AND CLIMB OUT SO HE STALLED INTO THE BRUSH ALONG A CREEK BED. THE PLT SAID THE ACFT HAD DEPARTED THIS FIELD BEFORE BUT BOTH TIMES HAD A MINIMUM LOAD (PLT ONLY). THE PLT SAID HE ELECTED TO CRASH IN THE BRUSH BECAUSE OF A RIDGE AHEAD THAT WAS IN THE FLT PATH.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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