NTSB Identification: LAX86LA313
Accident occurred Monday, August 04, 1986 in APPLE VALLEY, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N757QR
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 152 OVERRAN RWY 36 AND NOSED OVER ON THE OVERRUN AREA. THE STUDENT PLT INDICATED THAT HE ATTEMPTED THE TAKEOFF FROM MID-FIELD ON RWY 36 WITHOUT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DENSITY ALT. HE ALSO STATED THAT HE ATTEMPTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF AFTER REACHING 40 TO 45 KTS, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE ACFT BEFORE IT OVERRAN THE RWY. THE ACFT NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH A DIRT BANK AND THEN THE ACFT CAME TO REST IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE STUDENT PLT THEN STATED, 'THE PLANE STOPPED MOVING, BUT A STRONG TAILWIND PICKED UP THE TAIL, NOSING OVER THE PLANE, WHICH CAUSED MUCH OF THE DAMAGE.' A FAA ACCIDENT PREVENTION COUNSELOR LOCATED AT THE AIRPORT STATED THE STUDENT PLT ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF DOWNWIND ON RWY 36 FROM MID-FIELD. THE WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE FROM THE S-SW AT 20 KTS AND THE TEMPERATURE APPROXIMATELY 90 DEG. RWY 36 IS 6,059 FT. THE COMPUTED DENSITY ALT IS APRX 5,500 FT.

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:

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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