NTSB Identification: ATL91FA150.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46135.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 03, 1991 in JONESBORO, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/09/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N60077
Injuries: 1 Serious.
NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT, AN ATP, HAD FLOWN THE AIRPLANE FROM THE SAME AIRPORT PREVIOUSLY. THE WEATHER WAS HOT & STICKY WITH THE DENSITY ALTITUDE ABOUT 2500 FEET. THE RUNWAY HAS AN UP SLOPE OF 2.2 DEGREES. AFTER TAKEOFF DOWNHILL, THE PILOT RETURNED FOR A TOUCH & GO LANDING, UPHILL & DOWNWIND. FBO PERSONNEL SAW THE AIRPLANE PASS OVER THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY AT ABOUT THE HEIGHT OF THE TOP OF THE WINDSOCK POLE. ANOTHER WITNESS OBSERVED THAT THE FLAPS WERE EXTENDED & WATCHED AS THE AIRCRAFT FLEW OVER A ROAD IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE WING TOUCHED A TREE, THE AIRCRAFT STALLED OFF ON THE LEFT WING, & DISAPPEARED BEHIND THE TREES. NO PREIMPACT MALFUNCTIONS WERE DISCOVERED WITH THE ENGINE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISION WHEN HE LANDED DOWNWIND, AND BEYOND THE PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT. ADDITIONALLY, HE FAILED TO ATTAIN A SAFE CLIMB SPEED, WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL/SPIN. A FACTOR WAS THE HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE.
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