NTSB Identification: LAX83FUJ12.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21377.
Accident occurred Friday, March 25, 1983 in BENSON, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 182B, registration: N7293E
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 COLLIDED WITH A TREE FOLLOWING A POWER LOSS DURING A LOW PASS OVER A REMOTE OPEN AREA. THE PILOT AND HIS WIFE WERE ON A LOCAL PLEASURE FLT WHEN HE DECIDED TO MAKE A LOW PASS OVER AN AREA. DURING A 2ND PASS OVER THE SAME AREA WHEN HE APPLIED THE POWER TO CLIMB OUT THE ENGINE SURGED AND THEN DIED. DURING THE SUBSEQUENT FORCED LANDING THE PILOT WAS TURNING TO TRY AND STAY OVER THE OPEN AREA WHEN THE RIGHT WING CONTACTED A TREE AND THE ACFT CRASHED. POSTACCIDENT INVESTIGATION FOUND NO REASON FOR AN ENGINE MALFUNCTION. THE PILOT AND HIS WIFE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE ACCIDENTS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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