NTSB Identification: ATL95LA077.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 08, 1995 in JACKSON, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/19/1995
Aircraft: BEECH B-19, registration: N9288S
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT FLEW WELL, HOWEVER, IT HAD A POOR RATE OF CLIMB. THE PILOT AND HIS FATHER, A CFI RATED PASSENGER, HAD BEEN PRACTICING TOUCH-AND-GO'S THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AND REPEATEDLY HAD DIFFICULTY ACHIEVING PATTERN ALTITUDE. AFTER RE-FUELING THE AIRPLANE, AND A SHORT BREAK, ANOTHER FLIGHT WAS PLANNED. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTION AND THE RUNUP DID NOT REVEAL ANY MALFUNCTIONS. BECAUSE OF THE EARLIER LACK OF CLIMB PERFORMANCE, THE PILOT USED TEN DEGREES OF FLAPS DURING TAKEOFF. THE INITIAL CLIMB WAS UNEVENTFUL, HOWEVER, AS THE AIRCRAFT CLIMBED THROUGH 100 FEET, IT APPEARED THAT THE CLIMB RATE FLATTENED, AND THE PILOT REALIZED THAT THEY WOULD NOT CLEAR POWER LINES OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A LEFT TURN TO AVOID THE POWER LINES, AND COLLIDED WITH TREES.

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

THE PILOT'S CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE AIRPLANE WITH A KNOWN DEFICIENCY IN AVAILABLE POWER.

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