NTSB Identification: ATL88LA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36903.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 07, 1988 in FUNSTON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150C, registration: N7956Z
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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE LOST PWR AT 200-250 FT AGL AFTER DEPARTING RWY 30 AT THE PRIVATE 1,750' SOD AIRSTRIP. HE STRETCHED HIS GLIDE TO AVOID WIRES OFF OF THE END OF THE RWY. AFTER CLEARING THE LINES. THE AIRPLANE NOSE 'FELL THROUGH', AND THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE TERRAIN NOSE DOWN. A WX STATION ABOUT 25 MI AWAY WAS REPORTING WINDS FROM 300 AT 17 KTS GUSTING TO 22 KTS AT THE TIME. TWO WITNESSES WHO LIVED ADJACENT TO THE AIRSTRIP REPORTED THAT THE ACFT WAS TOSSED FROM SIDE TO SIDE IN THE GUSTY WINDS AS IT WAS CLIMBING; IT SUBSEQUENTLY 'STALLED OUT' AS THE PLT MADE AN APPARENT ATTEMPT TO PULL UP, TO AVOID HITTING THE WIRES. THE WITNESSES DID NOT REPORT ANY CHANGES IN THE ENGINE SOUND. THE REPORTED PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO REPOSITION THE ACFT FOR AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. THE LAST ANNUAL TOOK PLACE ABOUT 5 YRS EARLIER. NO FERRY PERMIT HAD BEEN OBTAINED FOR THE FLT. THE ACFT WRECKAGE WAS EXAMINED BY AN FAA INSPECTOR AND NO PREEXISTING MECHANICAL DEFICIENCIES WERE FOUND.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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