NTSB Identification: LAX83FA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26166.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 06, 1983 in WENDEN, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N5943J
Injuries: 1 Fatal,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.

THE ACFT CRASHED INTO A HILLSIDEDURING A LOW ALTITUDE TURN WHILE SURVEYING SHEET. THE PLT IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT WHO WAS FLYING THE ACFT MADE A STEEP RIGHT TURN TO FOLLOW A HERD OF BIG HORN SHEEP AND THE ACFT SETTLED INTO THE RISING TERRAIN. NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OF THE ACFT EQUIPMENT WAS FOUND DURING POST-ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION.

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

AIRSPEED..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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