NTSB Identification: CHI88LA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36626.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 22, 1988 in NORTH LIBERTY, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5848A
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE DEPARTING FROM A GRASS STRIP THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN A SUFFICIENT RATE OF CLIMB AND AIRSPEED DURING THE CLIMBOUT. IN AN EFFORT TO REGAIN AIRSPEED, THE PILOT STATED THAT HE PUSHED THE NOSE FORWARD AND THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE FIELD PERPENDICULAR TO THE FURROWS, BREAKING THE NOSEWHEEL OFF AND FLIPPING THE AIRCRAFT OVER.

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

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

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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