NTSB Identification: SEA83FA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21298.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 28, 1983 in NEAR PEAK, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q II, registration: N759XP
Injuries: 2 Serious,2 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 COLLIDED WITH RISING TERRAIN AS THE PILOT TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO AVOID THE TREES AND RIDGES. THE TWO REAR SEATPASSENGERS REPORTED THAT THEY FLEW UP A CANYON AT ABOUT 6500 FT MSL. THE RIDGES ON EITHER SIDE WERE AS HIGH AS THE ACFT.THE PILOT WAS SEEN TO LOOK FROM SIDE TO SIDE, LOWER FLAPS, APPLY POWER AND INITIATE A TURN. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THAT TURN THE ACFT STARTED TO STALL AND A RECOVERY WAS EXECUTED. HE THEN MANEUVERED THROUGH TREES, STRUCK THE TERRAIN AND BOUNCED, STRUCK AGAIN AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. FIRE BROKE OUT AND THE PASSENGERS HELPED THE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS ESCAPE.

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:

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN

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