NTSB Identification: ATL85LA220.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28174.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 18, 1985 in MT STERLING, KY
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N67825
Injuries: 2 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 INSTURCTOR (CFI) WAS DEMONSTRATING A SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF FROM A GRASS AREA BESIDE THE RWY. AT THAT TIME, THE ACFT LIFTED OFF, THEN SETTLED BACK ONTO THE GRASS. THE CFI REPORTED THAT THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR TOUCHED DOWN IN A HOLE WHICH CAUSED THE ACFT TO VEER RIGHT & TO PITCH UP. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE AGAIN, BUT THE STALL WARNING SOUNDED & THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN. THE CFI THEN INITIATED ABORT PROCEDURES, BUT THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE AGAIN & DESCEND DOWN A SLOPE WHERE IT COLLIDED WITH TREES BEFORE COMING TO REST.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


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