NTSB Identification: LAX83LXQ01
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, December 10, 1982 in BRIDGEPORT, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/10/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA T182RG, registration: N6166S
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 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 ACFT HIT A SMALL PINE TREE LOCATED ON THE TOP OF THE RIDGE, THEN SLID DOWN A SNOW COVERED SLOPE TO THE BOTTOM OF A RAVINE WHERE IT CAUGHT FIRE & BURNED. THE PAX WAS FATALLY BURNED & THE PLT RECEIVED A SEVERE HEAD CONCUSSION. THE PROP WAS STOPPED AT THE TIME OF IMPACT & THE FLAPS WERE DOWN. THE PLT REPORTED HE WAS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS & CAME TO SECONDS BEFORE IMPACT. AT THAT TIME THE PAX WAS FLYING THE ACFT. LOCAL AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING ALLEGED FOUL PLAY.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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