NTSB Identification: FTW86FRG03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32251.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 10, 1985 in GERONIMO, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N4754X
Injuries: 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.

THE ACFT FAILED TO ACHIEVE PROPER CLIMB TO CLEAR PWR LINES DURING TAKEOFF INITIAL CLIMB. THE TAKEOFF WAS PERFORMED ON A 700 FT LONG GRASS STRIP IN A DOWNWIND DIRECTION. WHEN IT BECAME QUESTIONABLE THAT THE ACFT COULD CLIMB OVER A PWR LINE THE PLT CUT THE POWER TO IDLE AND LANDED. THE ACFT STRUCK A DITCH AND WAS DAMAGED. THE TAKEOFF WAS TO THE NORTH AND THE WIND WAS FROM APRX 145 DEGREES AT ABOUT 10 KTS.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

CLIMB..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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