NTSB Identification: LAX84LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24156.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 29, 1983 in MELVILLE LAKE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 180K, registration: N2991K
Injuries: 4 Minor,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 LANDED HARD DURING AN ABORTED TAKEOFF FROM A DRY LAKE BED AFTER THE LANDING GEAR HAD SNAGGED A TENT. IN PREPARING TO LEAVE THE PLT NOTICED A SMALL TENT ON THE LAKE BED. HE BELIEVED HE COULD OVERFLY IT ON TAKEOFF BUT THE LANDING GEAR DID NOT CLEAR THE TENT. PART OF THE NYLON CANOPY FROM THE UNOCCUPIED TENT REMAINED ON THE GEAR SO THE PLT DECIDED TO LAND. WHILE TURNING AT LOW ALTITUDE TO ALIGN THE ACFT FOR LANDING THE ACFT STALLED AND LANDED HARD ON THE LEFT GEAR AND WING TIP.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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