NTSB Identification: CHI86LA209.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32015.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 24, 1986 in MILFORD, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8765S
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 PILOT USED FULL POWER AND 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS TO PERFORM A SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF FROM A SOD STRIP. HE ROTATED FOR TAKEOFF LESS THAN HALFWAY DOWN THE 1100 FT RUNWAY, THEN KEPT THE ACFT LOW TO ACCELERATE TO 80 KTS. HE THEN PULLED UP TO CLEAR A ROW OF 40 FT TREES. FOLLOWING THIS, HE LOWERED THE AIRCRAFT'S NOSE TO BUILD UP MORE AIRSPEED. DURING THIS MANEUVER, HIS LEFT WING HIT THE TOP OF A TREE IN A SECOND ROW OF TREES AND THE AIRCRAFT THEN FELL TO THE GROUND. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE WINDS WERE FROM THE WEST AT 15 GUSTING 20 KTS.

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:

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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