NTSB Identification: DEN83FTI04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21074.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 22, 1983 in HAMILTON, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5112Q
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 WAS FLYING UPHILL AT LOW ALT WHEN IT STRUCK THE TOP OF 4 TREES AND IMPACTED THE GROUND ABOUT 40 YARDS AWAY INVERTED WITH POWER ON AT LOW AIRSPEED. THE ELEVATION AT THE CRASH SITE WAS ABOUT 6000 FT MSL WITH THE TOPS OF THE TERRAIN IN THE DIRECTION OF FLT ABOUT 7000 FT MSL. THE CANYON AT THIS POINT WAS VERY NARROW WITH A STEEP INCLINE FORWARD AND ON BOTH SIDES. THE RIGHT WING FLAP WAS FOUND ALMOST IN THE FULL DOWN POSITION.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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