NTSB Identification: LAX82FA260
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 17, 1982 in HAPPY CAMP, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/17/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182, registration: N736EY
Injuries: 5 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 AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE SIDE OF A NARROW AND STEEP CANYON IN A CLIMB ATTITUDE. THE WEATHER WAS VFR. THE CRASH OCCURREDNORTHWEST OF THE DEPARTURE POINT AFTER ABOUT 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES OF FLIGHT. NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED, DESTINATION WAS NOT DETERMINED.

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING

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