NTSB Identification: CHI88FA218.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40169.
Accident occurred Monday, August 22, 1988 in BELLBROOK, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8660G
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A WITNESS RPRTD THE PLT/OWNER MADE AN OFF-ARPT LANDING. THE WITNESS SAID HE WENT TO THE ACFT WHILE THE ENG WAS STILL RUNNING & TALKED TO THE PLT. THE PLT TOLD THE WITNESS THAT THE ENG WAS OVERHEATING, SO HE (THE PLT) DECIDED TO LAND IN THE FIELD TO LET THE ENG COOL DOWN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE PLT INITIATED A TAKEOFF. HOWEVER, SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF, WHILE ATTEMPTING TO CLIMB OVER TREES, THE ACFT ENTERED A STEEP DESCENT & CRASHED IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE ACFT CAME TO REST ON ITS NOSE WITH NO MOVEMENT AFTER IMPACT. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT & ENG REVEALED NO MECHANICAL DEFECTS & NO EVIDENCE OF OVERHEATING. THE LAST ANNUAL INSPECTION OF THE ACFT WAS DATED 8/4/86.

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

FAILURE OF THE PIC TO MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT AIRSPEED TO SUSTAIN FLIGHT DURING INITIAL CLIMB TO CLEAR A BARRIER AFTER TAKING OFF FROM AN OFF AIRPORT AREA.

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