NTSB Identification: ATL90FA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42762.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 17, 1990 in MONTEZUMA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N734JE
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 INSTRUCTOR PILOT WAS CONDUCTING INSTRUMENT TRAINING WITH THE PRIVATE PILOT. WITNESSES STATED THAT DURING TAKEOFF THE AIRCRAFT APPEARED TO BE IN A VERY NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT MADE A SHARP LEFT TURN FOLLOWED BY A STEEP NOSE DOWN DESCENT AND IMPACTED THE TERRAIN. THE AIRPLANE WAS DESTROYED BY THE IMPACT AND THE POST CRASH FIRE.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT AIRSPEED DURING THE TAKEOFF.

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