NTSB Identification: DEN82FA099
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 31, 1982 in OREM, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/31/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5380D
Injuries: 4 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, THE STUDENT PILOT WAS OBSERVED PERFORMING POWER-ON STALLS AT LOW ALTITUDE WITH PASSENGERS ON BOARD. THE STALLS WERE BEING MADE TOWARD RAPIDLY RISING TERRAIN IN A MOUNTAINOUS AREA. AFTER THE LAST RECOVERY, THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TURNING WHEN IT STALLED AGAIN AND COLLIDED WITH A MOUNTAINSIDE. NO PREIMPACT/MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WERE FOUND.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOW PASS..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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