NTSB Identification: CHI87LA222.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34892.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 27, 1987 in SPARTA, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N6469S
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PLT WAS TAKING OFF ON HIS PVT STRIP IN A PREVAILING 12 KT X-WIND THAT WAS VRBL & BLOWING FM A 'LULL' TO 18 KTS. HE SAID THE STRIP WAS LOCATED NEAR AN L-SHAPED RIDGE WHICH ATTENUATED THE GENERAL WIND FLOW. ALSO, HE SAID THE 1900' SOD STRIP SLOPED DOWNHILL TWD THE NE & HAD A SLIGHT RIDGE NR THE MIDPOINT. AS THE PLT WAS TAKING OFF, THE ACFT INADVER- TENTLY BECAME AIRBORNE AS IT CROSSED OVER THE RIDGE IN THE RWY. AT ABOUT THAT TIME, THE ACFT ENCTRD A GUST & ROLLED TO THE LEFT. THE PLT CORRECTED THE ROLL WITH AILERON & RUDDER. HOWEVER, SINCE THE ACFT WAS IN TURBULENT CONDS AT MIN SPEED, HE ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. HE SAID THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 300' FM THE DEPARTURE END & WENT OFF THE STRIP. RPRTDLY, IT HAD SLOWED TO A FAST TAXI SPEED WHEN IT HIT A DITCH & NOSED OVER.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..BERM


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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