NTSB Identification: LAX83FA377.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20909.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 06, 1983 in SAN SIMEON, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N64196
Injuries: 4 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 COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN WHILE ON A PLEASURE FLIGHT FOR THE PURPOSE OF SIGHTSEEING. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND IN A BOX CANYON AT 3500 FT MSL. EXAMINATION OF THE ACCIDENT SITE REVEALED THAT THE ACFT IMPACTED ON A HEADING OF APPROX 085 DEGREES. THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAIN PEAKS ARE UP TO 5155 FT MSL. INVESTIGATION DID NOT REVEAL ANY REASON FOR THE CRASH.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN

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