NTSB Identification: FTW87LA120.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34497.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 16, 1987 in SARGENT, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N48735
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

THE PLT DECIDED TO TAKEOFF TWD THE NE ON A PVT ROAD (WHICH HE REFERRED TO AS 'SHELL RD . . . BEACH'). HE USED 10 DEG OF FLAPS & APPLIED FULL POWER BEFORE RELEASING THE BRAKES. HE STATED THAT AFTER BECOMING AIRBORNE ABOUT 2 TO 5 FT, THE ACFT 'SHIFTED SLIGHTLY RIGHT AND BEGAN TO SETTLE.' ALSO, HE SAID THE ACFT 'DID NOT RESPOND TO YOKE' & CONTINUED TO SETTLED UNTIL IT WENT INTO A DITCH & NOSED OVER. RPRTDLY, THE WIND WAS VARIABLE, BUT WAS PREVAILING FROM 230 DEG AT 8 KTS. PLT'S MED CERT WAS DATED 3/12/85.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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