NTSB Identification: CHI92LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47065.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 28, 1992 in GRAIN VALLEY, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N77205
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PILOT BECAME DISORIENTED WHILE TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF AT AIRPORT WHICH WAS NOT HIS HOME BASE, AND TOOK OFF DOWNWIND. PILOT REALIZED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT GOING TO CLEAR TREES AND POPULATED AREA AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY, AND ATTEMPTED A TURN TO THE LEFT. THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND CRASHED ON A GOLF COURSE ADJACENT TO THE AIRPORT.

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

A STALL FOLLOWING A DOWNWIND TAKEOFF.

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