NTSB Identification: SEA90LA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42506.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 02, 1990 in GRANITE FALLS, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N65857
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.

THE STUDENT PILOT LANDED OFF AIRPORT IN A OPEN FIELD. WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF, HE SELECTED 30 DEGREES OF FLAPS, DETERIORATING THE AIRCRAFT'S PERFORMANCE CAPABILITY. HE MANAGED TO CLEAR A FENCE, THEN STALLED, NOSING OVER AFTER IMPACT.

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

THE PILOT IN COMMAND'S USE OF EXCESSIVE FLAPS FOR TAKEOFF RESULTING IN LOSS OF CLIMB PERFORMANCE.

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