NTSB Identification: LAX82FA256
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 14, 1982 in CARSON CITY, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/14/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 195, registration: N301M
Injuries: 1 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.

IT WAS REPORTED THE PLT WAS GOING TO MAKE SOME TOUCH & GO LANDINGS BEFORE STARTING OUT ON THE CROSS-COUNTRY. ON THE THIRD APPROACH THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED ON FINAL APPROACH, ABOUT 300 YDS FROM THE RWY, MAKING A LEFT TURN OF ABOUT 360 DEG AT A LOW ALTITUDE. AT THIS TIME ANOTHER ACFT HAD JUST TAKEN OFF FROM THE RWY. WHILE IN THE TURN & COMING BACK ON FINAL THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED TO STALL, ROLL TO THE RIGHT & CRASH IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

MANEUVER..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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