NTSB Identification: CHI86LA097.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30979.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 01, 1986 in MILWAUKEE, WI
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N80167
Injuries: 4 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 AIRCRAFT WAS APPROXIMATELY 180 LBS OVER MAX RECOMMENDED TAKEOFF GROSS WEIGHT AND USED ALMOST ALL OF A 3560 FOOT RUNWAY TO TAKE OFF. THE PILOT STATED THAT AFTER LIFTOFF THE AIRCRAFT WOULD NOT TURN LEFT AND BEGAN TO TURN RIGHT ON ITS OWN. HE CLIMBED TO APPROX 150 FEET AND BEGAN TO SETTLE BACK TOWARD THE GROUND IN THIS CONTINUOUS RIGHT TURN. HE THEN STRUCK A UTILITY POLE THEN THE GROUND. AN ENGINE TEARDOWN REVEALED NOTHING THAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED AN INFLIGHT ENGINE PROBLEM. THE PILOT WAS FLYING ON AN EXPIRED MEDICAL CERTIFICATION AND DID NOT HAVE A BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW WITHIN THE LAST 24 MONTHS. IN ADDITION, THE AIRCRAFT HAD NOT HAD AN ANNUAL INSPECTION SINCE 1981.

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

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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