NTSB Identification: ATL88FA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35170.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 01, 1987 in CAMDEN, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M-18C-55, registration: N4157
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT TOOK OFF DOWNWIND AND DID NOT USE ALL OF THE AVAILABLE RUNWAY. WITH INSUFFICIENT AIRSPEED, THE AIRCRAFT STALLED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO RECOVER WITHIN THE ALTITUDE REMAINING AND COLLIDED WITH AN ONCOMING TRAIN.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..ENCOUNTERED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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