NTSB Identification: FTW83LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21825.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 26, 1983 in CARLSBAD, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N75707
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 PLT LANDED IN A SHORT, LEVEL AREA NEAR A DRILLING RIG SITE AT AN ELEVATION OF APRX 3300 FT. HE STATED THAT HE PREVIOUSLY STEPPED OFF THE 960 FT TAKEOFF AREA. HE STATED THAT HE LIFTED OFF AT ABOUT 58 KTS, BUT THE PLANE SEEMED TO HIT TURBULENCE AND THE RIGHT WING DROPPED AND HIT A STEEP POST. REPORTEDLY, THE PLANE WAS CRASH LANDED IMMEDIATELY AFTER HITTING THE POST.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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