NTSB Identification: SEA84FA217.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26130.
Accident occurred Monday, September 03, 1984 in MCCALL, ID
Aircraft: CESSNA 210K, registration: N8136G
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.

TWO ACFT DEPARTED IN TRAIL INTENDING TO FOLLOW A RIVER THROUGH THE MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN IN THEIR CLIMB ABOVE THE RIDGE LINE. THE FIRST ACFT PROCEEDED AS PLANNED ALONG THE RIVER AND TURNED TOWARD THE DEST AT A SAFE ALT. ABOUT 1/4 OF A MILE BEHIND, THE SECOND ACFT RADIOED THE FIRST THAT THEY WERE TURNING UP A 'DIFFERENT CANYON.' THE ACFT WAS UNABLE TO CLIMB RAPIDLY ENOUGH TO CLEAR THE RISING TERRAIN AND STALLED ATTEMPTING TO TURN BACK. ELEVATION AT THE POINT OF DEPARTURE AND THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS 4,701 AND 6,200 FT RESPECTIVELY. ALL 4 OCCUPANTS WERE RATED PILOTS. POST CRASH FIRE CONSUMED MOST OF THE WRECKAGE.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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