NTSB Identification: LAX83LA282.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22540.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 1983 in YERRINGTON, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N739BD
Injuries: 1 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.
THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A LANDING IN A FIELD NEAR YERRINGTON, NV. AFTER POLICE FOUND EMPTY BEER CANS & SOME UNIDENTIFIED DRUGS IN THE AIRCRAFT, THE PLT RESISTED ARREST & ASSAULTED THE OFFICERS. WHEN INTERVIEWED AT A HOSPITAL, HE STATED 'IT WAS HIS TIME TO GO' & THAT 'GOD HAD TOLD HIM TO CRASH THE AIRPLANE.' HE ALSO STATED THAT A BRIEFCASE WITH MONEY IN IT FLEW OUT THE REAR WINDOW & THAT HE TAPED THE WINDOW SHUT WHILE IN FLT. THERE WAS TAPE ON THE WINDOW; HOWEVERIT WAS FOUND ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ACFT.
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
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