NTSB Identification: FTW87LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34498.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 21, 1987 in OLLA, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA A150L, registration: N56QQ
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT IN A STEEP CLIMB. RPRTDLY, IT THEN ENTERED A LEFT TURN & APPEARED TO STALL. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER ABOUT 180 DEG OF TURN, HE ROLLED OUT, NOSE LOW, LEVELED THE WINGS, THEN A VIBRATION STARTED. RPRTDLY, THE ACFT BEGAN TO SHAKE AS IF IT WERE IN AN ACCELLERATED STALL. THE PLT PUSHED THE YOKE FORWARD TO BREAK THE STALL, BUT THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY HIT TREES & CRASHED TO THE GND. THE PLT SUSPECTED THE VIBRATION MIGHT HAVE BEEN FM SOMETHING OTHER THAN A STALL; HOWEVER, NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FND.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

PROPER CLIMB RATE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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