NTSB Identification: NYC85LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26718.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 06, 1984 in KINZUA, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152II, registration: N5484M
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.

AFTER DEMONSTRATING AN APPROACH TO A SIMULATED FORCED LNDG, PLT ELECTED TO CLIMB THROUGH A SADDLE IN RISING TERRAIN. AFTER ENTERING THE SADDLE, PLT REALIZED THAT ACFT PERFORMANCE MIGHT NOT BE SUFFICIENT TO OUT CLIMB TERRAIN AT FULL POWER. ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES 70 FT FROM TOP OF RISE.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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