NTSB Identification: CHI87LA117.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33893.
Accident occurred Friday, April 24, 1987 in TERRE HAUTE, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N51881
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,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.

AIRCRAFT STALLED ON TAKEOFF DURING AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT. NO MALFUNCTIONS OR MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE REPORTED BY EITHER PILOT. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE SOUNDED SMOOTH BUT DID NOT SEEM TO BE DEVELOPING FULL POWER. INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT AFTER THE ACCIDENT REVEALED THE TRIM TAB IN THE NOSE UP POSITION.

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

TRIM SETTING..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..DUAL STUDENT

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

STALL..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED(VLOF)..INADEQUATE..DUAL STUDENT

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