NTSB Identification: LAX84LA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22547.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 01, 1983 in TRUCKEE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N6134E
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 COLLIDED WITH TREES AND THE TERRAIN WHILE TRYING TO FLY THROUGH DONNER PASS ON A SOLO X-COUNTRY. THERE WAS AN OVERCAST SKY AND THE MOUNTAINS WERE 8300 TO 9100 FT HIGH. THE PLT WAS QUOTED AS STATING THAT THE ACFT DID NOT CLIMB AS WELL AS HE ANTICIPATED AND STALLED AS HE TRIED TO MANEUVER THROUGH THE TREES IN THE HIGH PASS. THE ACFT SETTLED INTO PINE TREES AND SNOW. THE PLT HIKED OUT TO A HIGHWAY FOR HELP.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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