NTSB Identification: LAX82DA149
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 28, 1982 in LITCHFIELD PARK, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/28/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5434D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE STUDENT WAS A PRIVATE PILOT WHO WAS PRACTICING FOR A COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATE. DURING THE FLIGHT, HE ELECTED TO MAKE A SIMULATED EMERGENCY LANDING ON A DIRT STRIP. HE STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF PHASE OF A TOUCH AND GO, HE ENCOUNTERED A DUST DEVIL. REPORTEDLY, HE APPROACHED A STALL CONDITION WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CLEAR TREES, THEN IMPACTED THE GROUND.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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