NTSB Identification: FTW92LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45624.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 22, 1991 in MATAGORDA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N9293U
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.
WHILE FLYING DOWN THE GULF COAST, THE PILOT DECIDED TO LAND ON THE BEACH. HE STATED THAT AFTER TOUCHDOWN, HE DECIDED THAT IT HAD NOT BEEN A GOOD IDEA AND ATTEMPTED TO ABORT THE LANDING. BY THAT TIME, HOWEVER, THE AIRPLANE WAS STUCK IN THE WET SAND. THE PILOT AND PASSENGER EXITED THE AIRPLANE AND PUSHED IT TO AN AREA WHERE THE SAND APPEARED TO BE HARD PACKED. THE PILOT THEN ATTEMPTED TO EXECUTE A SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF USING 20 DEGREES OF FLAPS. THE PILOT STATED THAT AFTER THE AIRPLANE BECAME AIRBORNE, IT STALLED, VEERED RIGHT, AND THE RIGHT WING TIP IMPACTED THE SAND. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY ROTATED AROUND THE RIGHT WING AND THE NOSE IMPACTED THE BEACH.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE FLYING SPEED DURING THE ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF.
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