NTSB Identification: LAX82FA262
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 16, 1982 in RENO, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/16/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA T-210L, registration: N66GH
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.

THE PILOT WAS DESCENDING IN A MOUNTAINOUS AREA AND DID NOT CLEAR THE HIGH TERRAIN BEFORE COLLISION WITH THE GROUND OCCURRED. THE PILOT WAS IN RADIO COMMUNICATION WITH RENO TOWER AND WAS GIVEN LANDING INSTRUCTIONS. THERE WAS NO VERBAL INDICATION OF TROUBLE ON THE RADIO. NO MALFUNCTIONS WERE FOUND IN THE EQUIPMENT. THE ELEVATION OF THE CRASH SITE WAS ABOUT 5,960 FT MSL.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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