NTSB Identification: FTW82FQA22
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 18, 1982 in SANTA FE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/18/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N6215D
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

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.

THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND AT A 40-45 DEG ANGLE & LEFT WING DOWN 1/2 MI FROM THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 20. NO DISCREPANCIES WERE NOTED IN AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS. AN ENG DISASSEMBLY REVEALED NO MALFUNCTION. IT WAS KNOWN THE FOUR OCCUPANTS HAD A TOTAL WEIGHT OF 857 POUNDS & 200 POUNDS OF BAGGAGE & CARGO WERE ON BOARD. THE RECORDED USEFUL LOAD OF THIS ACFT WAS 787 POUNDS.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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