NTSB Identification: LAX82DA212
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 08, 1982 in ANZA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N2205T
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE STUDENT, A RATED PILOT, AND HIS INSTRUCTOR LANDED ON AN UNIMPROVED PRIVATE STRIP WHICH WAS AT AN ELEVATION OF ABOUT 4750 FT MSL. AFTER LANDING, THE PILOTS WALKED THROUGH THE AIRSTRIP AND DISCUSSED THE CONDITION OF THE STRIP. THERE WAS TALL GRASS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE STRIP, 3 BUSHES ON THE LEFT SIDE, AND THERE WAS A DITCH ABOUT 800 FT FROM THE APPROACH END. ALSO, THERE WERE 4 DOGS AND 3 HORSES NEARBY. THEY DECIDED TO ANGLE SLIGHTLY ACROSS THE RUNWAY DURING TAKEOFF. INITIALLY, THEY WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE LOCATION OF THE ANIMALS. AFTER STARTING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE STUDENT ANGLED FURTHER LEFT THAN THE INSTRUCTOR ANTICIPATED. THE LEFT WING STRUCK A BUSH AND THE PLANE VEERED TO THE LEFT. THE INSTRUCTOR WAS UNABLE TO REGAIN CONTROL BEFORE HITTING 2 MORE BUSHES.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)



Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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