NTSB Identification: LAX85LA268.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29340.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 09, 1985 in ORACLE, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N8489U
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.

DURING A LCL PLEASURE FLT THE PLT STATED THAT THE ACFT'S ENG BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH SO HE MADE A PRECATIONARY LDG ON A DIRT ROAD WHICH WAS AT AN ELEVATION OF 4,000 FT MSL. AFTER INSPECTING THE ACFT & FINDING IT TO BE IN PROPER WORKING ORDER THE PLT DECIDED TO TAKE OFF. THE PLT ESTIMATED THE ROAD'S LENGTH TO BE BETWEEN 700 & 1000 FT, THE WIND FM 270 DEG AT 10 KTS, & THE TEMP AT 90 DEG F. DURING THE DOWNWIND TAKEOFF THE ACFT OVERRAN THE ROAD'S END, COLLIDED WITH TREES & NOSED OVER. THE CALCULATED DENSITY ALT WAS OVER 6,500 FT. ACCORDING TO THE CESSNA 150 OWNER'S MANUAL THE REQUIRED GROUND RUN DISTANCE UNDER THE DESCRIBED CONDITIONS WOULD BE OVER 1180 FT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRPORT EQUIPMENT,RUNWAY BRAKING MEASUREMENT..EXCEEDED

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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