NTSB Identification: MKC85FCD02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29446.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 08, 1985 in EMMETSBURG, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172 M, registration: N20517
Injuries: 3 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.

THE ACFT CRASHED IN A TURKEY FARM FIELD AFTER LOSING ALT DURING TAKEOFF. A WITNESS SAID THE ACFT SETTLED AS THOUGH THE PLT WAS RAISING THE FLAPS AFTER TAKEOFF. THE ACFT LOST ALT IN A RT TURN, AND LANDED 1 MILE SOUTH OF THE ARPT POST ACC INVESTIGATION SHOWED THAT THE ACFT WAS 264 LBS OVERWEIGHT AND THE CG EXCEEDED THE AFT LIMIT. THE DA WAS 1950 FT.

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

STALL/MUSH..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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