NTSB Identification: ATL89LA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38951.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 20, 1989 in FRANKLIN, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/19/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N1434Y
Injuries: 2 Minor.
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 ENCOUNTERED BAD WX DURING FLT & MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD THAT WAS SHORT, ROUGH & WET. WHEN HE TRIED TO TAKEOFF FROM THE FIELD A SHORT TIME LATER, THE AIRPLANE DID NOT ATTAIN ENOUGH AIRSPEED TO FLY. THE PILOT ABORTED THE TAKEOFF, BUT BEFORE STOPPING, THE AIRPLANE HIT A FENCE & NOSED OVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: IMPROPER PLANNING/DECISION BY THE PILOT BY ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF FROM AN UNSUITABLE FIELD AND HIS DELAY IN ABORTING THE TAKEOFF. THE TERRAIN CONDITIONS AND FENCE WERE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS.
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