NTSB Identification: OAK78DXQ22
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N1837X

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0863  78/5/19  NR.MAMMOTH LAKES,CA   CESSNA 182H         CR-  0  1  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1800                    N1837X              PX-  0  1  2  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 33, 2150 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            1200 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MAMMOTH LAKES
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         MAMMOTH LAKES,CA             SAN JOSE,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          NONE                                                     VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- CLIMBING ALONG SIDE OF MAMMOTH MTN ABT 1500FT BELOW TOP OF RIDGE.CRASHED AT 9500FT LEVEL.

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