NTSB Identification: LAX84FA473.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26839.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 09, 1984 in INDEPENDENCE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA R172K, registration: N736XF
Injuries: 3 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 PLT AND TWO PAX DEPARTED ON A PLEASURE FLT TO LOOK FOR A DEER HUNTING AREA. WITNESSES NEAR THE ACCIDENT SITE STATED THAT THE SAW THE ACFT 'FLY DOWN THE CANYON ON A NORTHERLY HEADING, REVERSE COURSE AND ATTEMPT TO FLY UP THE CANYON.' THEY SAW THE ACFT APPROACH THE TOP OF A 10000 FT MOUNTAIN, THE ACFT NOSE 'PITCHED UP, STALLED AND CRASHED INTO THE 45 DEGREE RISING TERRAIN AS IT BANKED TO THE RIGHT.' THE DENSITY ALT WAS CALCULATED TO BE 10000 FT.

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

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

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

ALTITUDE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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