NTSB Identification: LAX89LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37748.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 02, 1988 in TUCSON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N8998U
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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN SHORTLY AFTER AN INTERSECTION TKOF FROM THE TUCSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB THE A/C WAS NOT PRODUCING SUFFICIENT LIFT IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN ALT TO CLEAR OBSTACLES. THE PLT ABORTED THE TKOF CLIMB AT ABOUT 150 FT AGL AND ATTEMPTED A FORCED LNDG ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY. DURING THE FORCED LNDG, THE A/C NOSE WHEEL HIT THE RUNWAY FIRST AND THE A/C BOUNCED ABOUT FOUR TIMES BEFORE COLLIDING WITH A FENCE, LOCATED AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER. THE ALT AT THE ACCIDENT SITE IS ABOUT 2640 FT. THE TEMP WAS 98 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. THE DENSITY ALT WAS 5730 FT. WINDS WERE REPORTED TO BE ABOUT 150 DEGREES AT 8 KNOTS. THE CFI HAD O HRS IN A C-150 AND 2 HRS AS AN INSTRUCTOR. HE HAD 23 HRS IN A C-152 OBTAINED 2 YRS PRIOR TO THE ACC.

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

CLIMB..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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