NTSB Identification: NYC87LA195.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35952.
Accident occurred Friday, July 03, 1987 in JAMESTOWN, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1989
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N2460E
Injuries: 2 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.

THE STUDENT PLT RENTED THE ACFT & FLEW TO A FIELD APRX 40 MI FROM THE DEP ARPT. AFTER LANDING, A PASSENGER BOARDED THE ACFT. THE STUDENT STARTED TO TAKEOFF AGAIN. DRG TAKEOFF, THE ACFT LIFTED OFF, BUT WOULD NOT CLIMB SUFFICIENTLY TO CLEAR TREES AT THE DEP END OF THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT FLEW INTO THE TREES & WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PLT THOUGHT THE ENG WAS AT FULL POWER DRG THE TAKEOFF. HE RPRTD THE WIND WAS VARIABLE AT 10 TO 15 KTS. ALSO, HE SAID HE THOUGHT THE WIND MAY HAVE SHIFTED AS HE WAS TAKING OFF. THE STUDENT DID NOT HAVE APPROVAL TO FLY THE ACFT BEYOND A 25 MI LIMIT FROM THE ORIGINAL DEP ARPT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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