NTSB Identification: CHI90LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39579.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 26, 1989 in MIDDLETOWN, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N65673
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF PORTION OF THE SEVENTH PRACTICE TOUCH AND GO, HE FELT THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT CLIMBING AS IT SHOULD HAVE, AND CHOSE TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY, RAN OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND CONTINUED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT ONTO A FROZEN LAKE. POST-ACCIDENT ENGINE RUN-UP REVEALED NO MALFUNCTIONS; THE ENGINE RAN SATISFACTORILY THROUGHOUT ALL POWER RANGES, AND PROVED CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FULL STATIC RPM. MAGNETO CHECKS WERE SATISFACTORY.

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

THE INABILITY TO ESTABLISH A SUFFICIENT CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF.CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS THE PILOT'S LACK OF TOTAL EXPERINECE IN THIS TYPE OF AIRCRAFT.

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