NTSB Identification: FTW90LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42332.
Accident occurred Friday, August 31, 1990 in MARIETTA, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA C172N, registration: N6434J
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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.
DURING A DEPARTURE FROM AN UNIMPROVED AIRSTRIP THE PILOT DID NOT CORRECTLY PLAN FOR HIS HIGH GROSS WEIGHT, HIGH TEMPERATUURE, AND LACK OF WINDS, WHICH RESULTED IN THE AIRPLANE FAILURE TO GAIN SUFFICIENT ALTITUDE TO CLEAR THE OBJECTS AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS 3,475 FEET.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO ATTAIN THE PROPER CLIMB RATE AFTER TAKEOFF RESULTING IN THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDING WITH TREES AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. CONTRIBUING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT IN COMMANDS FAILURE TO ACCOUNT FOR HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE.
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