NTSB Identification: LAX86LA154.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30309.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 25, 1986 in TUCSON, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N22613
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.

A CESSNA 150 COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN DURING A TAKEOFF FROM A ROAD. THE STUDENT PLT INDICATED HE WAS PRACTICING AERIAL MANEUVERS IN THE TRAINING AREA WHEN THE ENGINE QUIT. HE SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED A POWER OFF LANDING TO AN ASPHALT ROAD. A CERTIFIED MECHANIC WAS DISPATCHED. HE RAN THE ENGINE TWICE. THE ENGINE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE MECHANIC RELEASED THE AFCT FOR FLT. HE ALSO INDICATED THAT HE DID NOT KNOW THE PLT WAS A STUDENT PLT UNTIL AFTER THE ACCIDENT. THE STUDENT PLT ATTEMPTED THE TAKEOFF. DURING TAKEOFF ROLL THE AFCT HIT A DIP AND BECAME AIRBORNE PREMATURELY. THE AFCT STALLED AND THE RIGHT WING HIT SAGE BRUSH. THE AFCT VEERED 90 DEG TO THE RIGHT AND HIT A BERM.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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