NTSB Identification: BFO88LA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37858.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, May 14, 1988 in MATHEW, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N6449R
Injuries: 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.

THE PLT STATED HE DID A SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF USING 10 DEGS OF FLAPS. THE ACFT LIFTED OFF AT ABOUT 55 TO 60 KTS BUT ACCORDING TO THE PLT, WAS UNABLE TO CLIMB OUT OF GROUNDEFFECT. SINCE HE WAS TOO FAR DOWN THE RWY TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF THE PLT INCREASED PITCH TO CLIMB; HOWEVER, THE ACFT STALLED, COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND, AND NOSED OVER. THE PLT REPORTED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION. EXAMINATION OF THE ACFT REVEALED THAT THE FLAPS WERE RETRACTED.

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

Index for May1988 | Index of months