NTSB Identification: BFO85LA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28537.
Accident occurred Monday, May 06, 1985 in CHESAPEAKE, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N2034V
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 STUDENT PLT WAS MAKING A TAKEOFF FROM RWY 20 WITH AN ESTIMATED 10 KT RIGHT X-WIND. AFTER ABOUT 800 FT OF GROUND RUN, THE ACFT LIFTED OFF AT APRX 65 MPH. AT AN ALT OF ABOUT 30 FT, THE ACFT BEGAN TO SETTLE IN A LEFT DRIFT AS IT FLEW ABEAM TREES ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. AT THIS POINT, THE INSTRUCTOR TOOK CONTROL OF THE ACFT, BUT COULD NOT ARREST THE DRIFT OR SINK RATE. HE ELECTED TO TURN LEFT INTO A FIELD ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY TO AVOID TREES & A DITCH. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN THE FIELD & THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR SEPARATED FROM THE FUSELAGE. THE ACFT THEN GROUND LOOPED TO THE RIGHT & CAME TO REST INVERTED AFTER SKIDDING ABOUT 50 FT.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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