NTSB Identification: FTW85LA272.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29219.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 06, 1985 in KNIPPA, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA T-210, registration: N5473C
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 NEW OWNER WAS ATTEMPTING TAKEOFF FROM A DIRT ROAD OBSTRUCTED BY A MOBILE IRRIGATION SYSTEM. HE PULLED THE ACFT OFF THE GROUND AFTER 1700 FEET OF TAKEOFF ROLL. UNABLE TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED, HE LANDED IN A SOFT FLD AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER WHEN THE NOSE WHEEL STRUT FAILED.

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

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

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

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

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..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:

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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