NTSB Identification: ATL94LA080.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 12, 1994 in LATTA, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/12/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 188, registration: N4856Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 INITIAL ACCIDENT REPORT STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL THE AIRPLANE SETTLED BACK ON THE 1800 FOOT SOD RUNWAY TWICE AFTER THE PILOT ROTATED FOR LIFTOFF. WHEN THE AIRPLANE BECAME AIRBORNE, A WING STRUCK THE GROUND AND THE AIRPLANE CARTWHEELED. THE AG AIRPLANE, WITH 120 GALLONS OF CHEMICALS STILL ONBOARD, CAME TO REST IN A FIELD ON THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. DURING A SUBSEQUENT REPORT THE PILOT STATED THAT THE ENGINE LOST POWER SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF. HOWEVER, THE EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE FAILED TO DISCLOSE A MECHANICAL PROBLEM WITH THE AIRFRAME OR ENGINE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO OBTAIN FLYING SPEED AND THE PREMATURE LIFT OFF WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL. Full narrative available
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