NTSB Identification: FTW85LA327.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30529.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 17, 1985 in LUBBOCK, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N714AE
Injuries: 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 PLT WAS ADVISED THAT HE WAS CLEARED FOR AN INTERSECTION TAKEOFF ON RWY 17R. AFTER HIS RUN UP, THE PLT ATTEMPTED A NIGHT TAKEOFF TO THE NORTH ON AN UNLIGHTED TAXIWAY THAT RAN PARALLEL TO THE ACTIVE RUNWAY. CONTROLLERS ADVISED THE PILOT TO ABORT, WHICH HE DID, HOWEVER, HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE ACFT PRIOR TO RUNNING OFF THE END OF THE TAXIWAY. PLT STATED THAT HE HAD NOT APPLIED FULL BRAKING AS THE TAXIWAY WAS NOT LIT AND HIS LANDING LIGHT WAS INOP AND AS A RESULT HE COULD NOT SEE HOW MUCH TAXIWAY REMAINED. HE CITED HIS LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH THE AIRPORT AS BEING THE REASON HE ATTEMPTED TO DEPART ON THE TAXIWAY. HE DID NOT EXPLAIN WHY HE ATTEMPTED TO DEPART TO THE NORTH WHEN HE WAS CLEARED TO SOUTH ON RUNWAY 17R.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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

WRONG RUNWAY..INADVERTENT USE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

INTERPRETATION OF INSTRUCTIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

INSTRUCTIONS,WRITTEN/VERBAL..POOR..ATC PERSONNEL(LCL/GND/CLNC)

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