NTSB Identification: FTW83LA041
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 20, 1982 in SHERMAN, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/20/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N20576
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PASSENGER STATED THAT AFTER TAKEOFF FROM DALLAS THE PLT DRANK 6 CANS OF BEER BEFORE LANDING AT TEXHOMA. WHILE TAXIING FROM LANDING THE PLT ALLOWED THE LEFT WING TO COLLIDE WITH A TREE PUTTING A DENT IN THE LEADING EDGE. THEY THEN WENT TO A RESTAURANT WHERE THE PLT CONSUMED 3 MORE CANS OF BEER. THEY THEN DEPARTED TEXHOMA FOR THE RETURN FLT TO DALLAS. ENROUTE THE PLT PERFORMED SEVERAL ACROBATIC MANEUVERS PRIOR TO COLLIDING WITH THE TOPS OF SEVERAL SMALL TREES & CRASHING ON A ROAD. THE TROOPER WHO RESPONDED TO THE ACCIDENT STATED THAT THE PLT "WAS VERY INTOXICATED."

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AEROBATICS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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