NTSB Identification: SEA82FA175
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 26, 1982 in BELDEN, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/26/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 305A, registration: N5196G
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A SEARCH MISSION, THE SUBJECT AIRCRAFT WAS SEEN TO TURN, THEN APPARENTLY SLOW OR PAUSE AND THEN DISAPPEAR INVERTED INTO HIGH TREES AT THE 4600 FOOT LEVEL. PARTS OF THE AIRCRAFT BEING SEARCHED FOR WERE ONLY 300 FEET FROM THE CRASH OF THE SUBJECT AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED BY POST-IMPACT FIRE.

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:

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY

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