NTSB Identification: LAX85FA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26442.
Accident occurred Friday, October 19, 1984 in WESTMORELAND, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172L, registration: N3890Q
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE WAS DESCENDING TO LAND AT HIS INTENDED WHEN THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE & THE ENG LOST POWER. HE WAS UNABLE TO RESTART THE ENG & SUBSEQUENTLY LANDED IN A FRESHLY IRREGATED FIELD. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN WHILE TRAVELING ACROSS FURROWS. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT IT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE LEFT MAIN & NOSE GEAR FIRST, CARTWHEELED AND CAME TO REST INVERTED AFTER TRAVELING AN ADDITIONAL DISTANCE OF ABOUT 100 YDS. NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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