NTSB Identification: FTW95LA057.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, November 30, 1994 in LAWTON, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/18/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N7099A
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Minor.

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THE PRIVATE PILOT, ON A LOCAL FLIGHT TOOK OFF WITH A QUARTERING TAIL WIND OF 13 KNOTS, UP-HILL, USING ONLY HALF THE AVAILABLE GRASS RUNWAY. FOLLOWING CLIMB OUT TO 15 OR 20 FEET, THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED AND IMPACTED THE GROUND HARD, NOSE GEAR FIRST, SEPARATING THE NOSE GEAR FROM THE AIRCRAFT.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO ATTAIN SUFFICIENT AIRSPEED DURING TAKEOFF RESULTING IN A STALL. FACTORS WERE THE PILOT'S SELECTION OF THE DOWNWIND RUNWAY AND HIS FAILURE TO USE ALL AVAILABBLE RUNWAY.

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