NTSB Identification: ATL85FA243.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29445.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 11, 1985 in SELMA, AL
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N4608X
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACFT TOOK OFF FROM SOD STRIP ON HOT HUMID DAY NEAR MAX WEIGHT. PIC SAID HE USED 10 DEGREES FLAPS AND WAS AIRBORNE. AT ABOUT RUNWAY MID POINT. WHEN OVER FIRST TREE LINE AFTER PASSING THRESHOLD ACFT DESCENDED. WHEN OVER BROWN TERRAIN ACFT CLIMBED. WHEN OVER TREES IT DESCENDED. ACFT LANDING GEAR DRAGGED THROUGH NEXT TREE LINE WITH LOSS OF AIRSPEED AND ACTUATION OF STALL WARNING HORN. ACFT MUSHED INTO TALL TREE THEN FELL TO GROUND NOSE FIRST. FLAP ACTUATOR JACKSCREW FOUND IN POSITION WHICH CORRESPONDED TO 16 DEGREE FLAP EXTENSION.

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT MANUALS..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND





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