NTSB Identification: FTW86LQA01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30013.
Accident occurred Monday, February 24, 1986 in EL PASO, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N67888
Injuries: 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 ACFT WENT OFF THE RWY AND NOSED OVER IN THE ROUGH SAND. THE PLT SAID THAT SHE LOOKED INTO THE COCKPIT TO LOCATE THE FLAP SWITCH TO RAISE THE FLAPS FOR A RUNNING TAKEOFF. POWER HAD ALREADY BEEN ADDED AND THE ACFT STARTED TO THE LEFT BY THE TIME THE PLT LOOKED UP AGAIN. CORRECTIVE ACTION ATTEMPTED WAS NOT EFFECTIVE AND THE USE OF POWER TO GO OVER A DITCH AND UP A SANDY MOUND ENDED IN A NOSE OVER AT THE BASE OF THE ELEVATION.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TOUCH-AND-GO..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY

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