NTSB Identification: LAX86LA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30759.
Accident occurred Friday, January 10, 1986 in CROWN KING, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N8535S
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 A 5600 FT RIDGE LINE SHORTLY AFTER EXECUTING A GO-AROUND AT A PRIVATELY OWNED DIRT, UPWARD SLOPING AIRSTRIP. GROUND WITNESSES REPORTED THE ACFT WAS ON SHORT FINAL ON RWY 05 WHEN THE PLT APPLIED FULL PWR. WHEN THE ACFT WAS AT THE NORTHEAST END OF THE RWY IT FAILED TO CLEAR THE RIDGE LINE. THE WINDS WERE FROM THE NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 10-15 KTS WITH INTERMITTENT GUSTS OF UNKNOWN INTENSITY. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A SEVERE DOWNDRAFT AND THAT HE TRIED TO EXECUTE A LEFT TURN. DURING THE TURN MANEUVER THE ACFT CONTINUED TO DESCEND UNTIL IT STRUCK THE GROUND. THE PLT FURTHER STATED THAT THE ENG WAS PRODUCING FULL PWR DURING THE ACCIDENT SEQUENCE.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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