NTSB Identification: DEN85LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28195.
Accident occurred Monday, May 20, 1985 in CLOVIS, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N50011
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 OWNER OF THE ACFT HAD NOT FLOWN RECENTLY, SO HE GOT AN INSTRUCTOR PLT (CFI) TO ACCOMPANY HIM. THE OWNER PREFLIGHTED THE ACFT, DID A NORMAL RUN-UP & INITIATED A TAKEOFF. SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE ENG BEGAN TO INTERMITTENTLY RUN ROUGH. IT THEN QUIT ALTOGETHER & A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN AN OPEN MUDDY FIELD. WHEN THE NOSEWHEEL WAS LOWERED TO THE GROUND, THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT & ENG REVEALED THAT THE FUEL SHUT-OFF HANDLE WAS IN THE 'OFF' POSITION. BOTH PLTS REPORTED THAT THEY HAD NOT TOUCHED THE FUEL SHUT-OFF HANDLE EITHER DURING OR AFTER THE FLT.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL SHUTOFF..SWITCHED OFF

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..DUAL STUDENT

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..DUAL STUDENT

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

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



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..DUAL STUDENT

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