NTSB Identification: LAX82FXQ12
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 24, 1982 in DAYTON, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/24/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182R, registration: N9968H
Injuries: 2 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 ABOUT 0130 THE PLT & 4 COMPANIONS WERE EVICTED FROM THE COCKTAIL LOUNGE AT CARSON CITY ARPT FOR BEING DRUNK & DISORDERLY. AFTER THE LOUNGE CLOSED THEY CONTINUED THEIR DRINKING ON THE ACFT RAMP WHERE THE PLT & ONE COMPANION ATTEMPTED TO STEAL A TWIN-ENG ULTRALIGHT. AFTER STARTING ONE ENG THEY WERE UNABLE TO START THE OTHER & ABORTED THE ULTRALIGHT THEFT. N9968H WAS REPORTED STOLEN ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE FOLLOWING DAY & FOUND AT 1815 ON 8/26. THE PLT WAS ENDORSED FOR SOLO IN 1977 BUT THERE WAS NO RECORD OF ANY FLT INSTRUCTION HAVING BEEN GIVEN TO THE PLT SINCE THE ENDORSEMENT. THE PLT'S LIVER TISSUE FLUID ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS 143 MG% & THE PASSENGER'S 178 MG%. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN DESERT TERRAIN AT NIGHT.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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