NTSB Identification: LAX88LA244.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37022.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 06, 1988 in NILAND, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182, registration: N736UX
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.

DURING THE TAKEOFF GROUND RUN ON A DIRT ROAD, WITNESSES STATED THAT THE PILOT HAD LIFTED THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE SO HIGH THAT THE TAIL DRAGGED ON THE GROUND. THE AIRPLANE BECAME ENTANGLED IN WEEDS NEAR THE ROAD, THE PILOT LOST CONTROL AND THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A DITCH.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ROTATION..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

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

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