NTSB Identification: LAX89LA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37122.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 02, 1988 in PAYSON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8681S
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.

THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH AN OBSTACLE DURING A GO-AROUND FROM THE RED CREEK PRIVATE DIRT STRIP. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE HAD NEVER LANDED AT THE 2000 FT, DIRT STRIP AND HAD NO OTHER SHORT OR SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF/LANDING PRACTICE BEYOND HIS INSTRUCTION AT AN 8000 FT PAVED RUNWAY AND PRACTICE TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS AT AN ABANDONED DIRT STRIP IN THE DESERT FOUR DAYS PRIOR TO THE PLANNED FLIGHT. THE PLT GOT TOO LOW ON HIS APRCH. HE COMPENSATED FOR HIS LOW APRCH BY INCREASING HIS ANGLE OF ATTACK. WHEN THE PLT REALIZED THE AIRCRAFT ATTITUDE WAS TOO HIGH AND HIS AIRSPEED TOO LOW, HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND. HE ADDED FULL POWER, MADE A SHALLOW BANK TO THE LEFT, AND RETRACTED 20 DEGREES OF FLAPS. THE A/C LOST THE REMAINING ALT AND COLLIDED WITH A STEEL FENCE POST. THE A/C NOSED OVER ABOUT 30 FT TO THE LEFT OF THE LANDING STRIP AND ABOUT 500 FT PAST THE THRESHOLD.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE POST


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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