NTSB Identification: LAX83LA014
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 17, 1982 in RENO, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/1983
Aircraft: PIPER PA28-180, registration: N8176W
Injuries: 2 Serious,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.

AIRCRAFT IMPACTED ON A HILLSIDE AT 5200 FEET LEVEL WHILE ON APPROACH TO CANNON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RENO, NV AT NIGHT. THE WEATHER WAS VMC. NO MALFUNCTIONS IN EQUIPMENT WERE FOUND THE PILOT SAID THE AIRCRAFT "FELL FROM UNDER ME". HE SAW THE TERRAIN, PULLED THE NOSE UP AND STALLED INTO THE GROUND.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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