NTSB Identification: ATL88LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36902.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 12, 1988 in CENTER VILLAGE, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N5089P
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 CFI ATTEMPTED TO DEMONSTRATE A SHORT-FIELD TAKEOFF TO HIS STUDENT, WITH A TAILWIND. HE REPORTED BELIEVING AT THE TIME THAT A LIGHT CROSS-WIND/QUARTERING TAILWIND WAS BLOWING. HE ELECTED TO DEPART FROM RWY 27, BECAUSE RWY 09 HAD UTILITY WIRES AT THE DEPARTURE END AND A SLIGHT UPHILL GRADIENT. DURING THE T/O ROLL, THE AIRPLANE 'LIFTED OFF SLIGHTLY 1-2 TIMES' AND HE HELD THE AIRPLANE ON THE GRASS RWY TO INCREASE ACCELERATION. AFTER ROTATION, THE AIRPLANE CLIMBED TO ABOUT 15-20 FT AGL, AND BEGAN TO SETTLE BACK TO THE GROUND. THE NOSEWHEEL IMPACTED A SMALL DITCH AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. THE ARPT MGR REPORTED THAT A 15 KT WIND WAS BLOWING FROM THE EAST WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. A WX REPORTING STATION ABOUT 11 NM AWAY REPORTED WINDS FROM THE EAST AT 10 KTS, SHORTLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. BASED ON PERFORMANCE DATA IN THE CESSNA 152 INFORMATION MANUAL, THE AIRPLANE WAS THEORETICALLY CAPABLE OF A SUCCESSFUL TAKEOFF.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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