NTSB Identification: LAX88LA194.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37121.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 22, 1988 in HESPERIA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N5411Q
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.

BEFORE DEPARTING HESPERIA AIR LODGE, HESPERIA, CA, THE CFI TOPPED OFF THE TANKS. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS COMPUTED TO BE 6,600 FT MSL AND THE AIRPLANE EXCEEDED ITS MAX GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT BY ABT 74.8 LBS. THE CFI RPTD THAT HE REALIZED THIS CONDITION TOO LATE TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF AND LIFTED OFF IN GND EFFECT. THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED TO FLY IN GND EFFECT UNTIL THE TERRAIN BEGAN TO SLOPE UPWARD. THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND CRASHED. IT NOSED OVER AFTER THE INITIAL GROUND IMPACT. THE ENGINE HAD BEEN OPERATED ABOUT 1579 HOURS SINCE THE LAST MAJOR OVERHAUL.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..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..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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