NTSB Identification: BFO87LA038.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34970.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 16, 1987 in SELBYVILLE, DE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N5747G
Injuries: 1 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.

DURING TAKEOFF THE PILOT STATED THAT AT ABOUT 150 TO 200 FEET HE EXPERIENCED A SLOW SINKING OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE ENGINE WAS AT FULL THROTTLE, THE FLAPS SET AT 10 DEGREES AND THE AIRSPEED AT 70 KNOTS. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO SINK AND COLLIDED WITH TREES. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRFRAME AND ENGINE REVEALED NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS/FAILURES. FLT PURPOSE WAS PRACTICE FOR BANNER TOWING OPERATION.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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