NTSB Identification: LAX79DA089
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of EASTERN SIERRA
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N8845Q

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2920  79/9/24    TUNNEL MEADOWS,CA   CESSNA 185          CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1205                    N8845Q              PX-  0  0  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 36, 1870 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            270 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - TUNNEL AIR CAMP
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          TUNNEL MEADOWS,CA           LONE PINE,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           STALL: MUSH                                              TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INITIATED FLIGHT IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - SUDDEN WINDSHIFT
           WEATHER - HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          SCATTERED                                                UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      58
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          270                                                       15
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      VFR
        REMARKS- WIND SHIFTED FROM WEST TO EAST DURING TAKEOFF ROLL. PEAK GUSTS TO 25 KTS.D/A APRX 11,400FT.

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