NTSB Identification: MKC89LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37597.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 22, 1988 in LAWRENCE, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 175, registration: N7159M
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.

THE PLT SAID THAT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO MISFIRE AND LOSE POWER. HE ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING PORTION OF THE RUNWAY. HE RAN OFF THE END, INTO A FARM FIELD, WHERE THE ACFT NOSED DOWN AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PLT SAID HE MADE AN INTERSECTION TAKEOFF WHICH GAVE HIM ABOUT 3000 FEET USEABLE RUNWAY INSTEAD OF THE FULL LENGTH OF 5000 FEET. INVESTIGATION REVEALED BOTH SPARK PLUGS ON NO. 3 CYLINDER TO BE MALFUNCTIONING. ONE WAS COMPLETELY DEAD AND THE OTHER FIRED INTERMITTENTLY.

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

IGNITION SYSTEM,SPARK PLUG..FOULED


Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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