NTSB Identification: CHI90LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41910.
Accident occurred Monday, May 28, 1990 in BAD AXE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4754B
Injuries: 1 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.

PILOT ATTEMPTED SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF FROM WET GRASS STRIP. AIRCRAFT BECAME AIRBORNE AND SETTLED BACK TO RUNWAY. PILOT DECIDED TO ABORT TAKEOFF. AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SLIDE ON WET GRASS WHEN PILOT APPLIED BRAKES. PILOT ADDED POWER IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET AIRBORNE AGAIN AND STRUCK ROADWAY BERM OFF DEPARTURE END OF RUNWAY. AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER INTO DITCH ON OTHER SIDE OF RUNWAY. SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO AIRCRAFT. NO INJURIES TO PILOT OR PASSENGER.

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF WITH SUFFICIENT RUNWAY TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT IS A LACK OF TOTAL FLYING EXPERIENCE.

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