NTSB Identification: LAX84LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23057.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 27, 1983 in LAS VEGAS, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N91478
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE ON A X-COUNTRY FLT, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE CREST OF A 10,000 FT MOUNTAIN. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE PLT HAD CIRCLED IN THE AREA PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE ACCIDENT REPORTEDLY OCCURRED AT DUSK, BUT WITNESSES SAID THE AREA TO THE NORTH OF THE SITE WAS 'PITCH BLACK.'

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK

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