NTSB Identification: MKC83FA025
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 25, 1982 in OXFORD, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N79173
Injuries: 3 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.

THE PILOT MADE 3 LOW PASSES NEAR HIS SON'S HOME. REPORTEDLY, THE 3RD PASS WAS MADE AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 40 TO 50 FT AGL. A WITNESS THEN OBSERVED THE PILOT PULL UP ABRUPTLY TO ABOUT A 45 DEG CLIMB. AFTER CLIMBING AN ADDITIONAL 40 TO 50 FT, THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND IMPACTED WITH THE GROUND. THE WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE HAD CUT OUT AT THE HIGHEST POINT ABOVE THE GROUND, BUT NO INDICATION OF A POWER LOSS WAS FOUND DURING AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE. THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN PARTIALLY FILLED WITH AUTOMOTIVE FUEL.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PULL-UP..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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