NTSB Identification: SEA88FA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37258.
Accident occurred Monday, August 29, 1988 in CALDWELL, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N23204
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PLT FLEW TO HUBLER FIELD (A PVT 2800' STRIP) & LANDED. AFTER LANDING ON RWY 10, HE TAXIED BACK TO THE APCH END & TOOK OFF AGAIN. AS THE ACFT WAS CLIMBING, ABOUT 60' OVER TREES AT THE DEPARTURE END, IT ROLLED ABRUPTLY TO THE LEFT, ENTERED A STEEP DESCENT & CRASHED IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED THE WING FLAPS WERE FULLY EXTENDED. ACCORDING TO THE ACFT HANDBOOK, NORMAL TAKEOFFS SHOULD BE MADE WITH THE FLAPS FULLY RETRACTED & ONLY 10 DEG OF FLAPS SHOULD BE USED FOR SHORT OR SOFT FIELD TAKEOFFS. THE TEMP & DENSITY ALT WERE 96 DEG & 5450', RESPECTIVELY.

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

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

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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