NTSB Identification: LAX83LA006
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 03, 1982 in WICKENBURG, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 140A, registration: N9474A
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PILOT STATED THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED THE RUNWAY THEN BALLOONED DURING A WHEELS-FIRST LANDING. AFTER THE PILOT DECIDED TO EXECUTE A GO-AROUND AND THE AIRCRAFT BECAME AIRBORNE, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THE AIRCRAFT COULD NOT CLEAR RISING TERRAIN. THE PILOT CUT THE POWER AND LANDED INTO THE BRUSH.

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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