NTSB Identification: LAX92LA321.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47377.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 29, 1992 in REDDING, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/14/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA R182, registration: N5116T
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 SAID HE WAS ATTEMPTING A DOWNWIND TAKEOFF ON THE 2,420 FOOT LONG RUNWAY 33 WITH A TAIL WIND COMPONENT OF ABOUT 12 KNOTS. THE PILOT SAID THAT AT THE HALFWAY POINT ON THE RUNWAY HE DID NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT INDICATED AIRSPEED TO CONTINUE AND HE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. THE AIRCRAFT OVER RAN THE END OF THE RUNWAY, COLLIDED WITH A DITCH AND NOSED OVER ONTO ITS BACK.

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

THE PILOTS SELECTION OF THE WRONG RUNWAY FOR TAKEOFF UNDER THE EXISTING WIND CONDITIONS.

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