NTSB Identification: ATL88LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34927.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 12, 1988 in CAROLINA BEACH, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N50738
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.

THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL AIRFRAME DAMAGE WHEN THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND FOLLOWING AN ABORTED T/O. THE INSTRUCTOR REPORTED THAT THE STUDENT PULLED THE THROTTLE BACK AFTER THE AIRCRAFT BROKE GROUND. THE INSTRUCTOR ATTEMPTED TO RECOVER, BUT THE ENGINE DID NOT RESPOND. THE A/C ROLLED OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF RWY 09 INTO A BUSY HWY. THE A/C EXAMINATION FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY SYSTEM PROBLEM. WILMINGTON'S TEMP/DEWPOINT WAS 41/31 RESPECTIVELY, INDICATING THAT CARBURETOR ICING WAS LIKELY IF OPERATIONS WERE SUSTAINED WITHOUT THE USE OF CARBURETOR HEAT.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..DUAL STUDENT



Contributing Factors

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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