NTSB Identification: SEA84LA218.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25812.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 02, 1984 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N49141
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 INSTUCTOR PILOT ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO APPROACH MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN WITH INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO COUNTER WIND CONDITIONS, REPORTED AT 35 MPH. DOWNDRAFTS PREVENTED CLIMB TO HIGHER ALTITUDE BEFORE FORCING A DESCENT. ON TOUCHDOWN ON A ROAD, THE LEFT WING STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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