NTSB Identification: LAX82FA282
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 29, 1982 in 11MI.SW OF SILV, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/29/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N13310
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.

AT 0237 THE PLT CONTACTED ARTCC & VERIFIED THAT HE WAS VFR AT 9,500 FT MSL ENROUTE TO RENO. AT 0238 HE LOCATED HIS POSITION AS 10 MI SOUTH OF LIDAT INTERSECTION & WAS ADVISED THAT OAKLAND ENROUTE RADAR WAS OUT OF SERVICE. LIDAT IS ON V105 BETWEEN THE BEATTY & COALDALE VOR'S. THE ACFT IMPACTED A MOUNTAIN AT 8,850 MSL. THE WRECKAGE WAS FOUND APPROXIMATELY 10 MI LEFT OF V105 FOR WHICH THE MINIMUM OBSTRUCTION CLEARANCE ALTITUDE (MOCA) WAS 10,000 FT. THE LEFT SIDE OF THE MAGNETO WAS INOPERABLE. THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF CROSS FIRING IN BOTH THE LEFT & RIGHT BLOCKS. HEAVY CORROSION WAS FOUND IN THE MAGNETO.

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

VFR PROCEDURES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH TERRAIN


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