NTSB Identification: CHI91LA098.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43345.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 20, 1991 in NEWARK, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N116CF
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 AIRCRAFT ATTEMPTED TO DEPART ON A WET TURF RUNWAY WITH A TAILWIND. THE PILOT ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF AND DURING THE LANDING ROLL IMPACTED A FENCE AND A DITCH. A WEATHER REPORTING STATION 17 MILES TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE ACCIDENT, 45 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE EVENT, REPORTED THE WIND AT 230 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS. THE DEPARTURE RUNWAY WAS 36.

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

THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S POOR PREFLIGHT PLANNING AND IMPROPER WEATHER EVALUATION.

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