NTSB Identification: SEA83LA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20649.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 15, 1983 in RYEGRASS PASS, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 185 FII, registration: N2762Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 COLLIDED WITH SAGEBRUSH AND GROUNDLOOPED WHILE LANDING ON AN ABANDONED COUNTRY ROAD. THE WEATHER WAS VMC. THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED BUT THE PILOT WAS NOT INJURED. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT GUSTING WINDS CAUSED HIM TO CONTACT THE SAGE BRUSH AND GROUND LOOP INTO A DIRT BANK.

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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

Index for Jun1983 | Index of months