NTSB Identification: DEN86LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30669.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 28, 1985 in LAS VEGAS, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N4849V
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO DEPART FROM A PVT GRASS STRIP, WHICH IS LOCATED ON A PLATEAU AT AN ELEV OF APRX 6,400 MSL. THE GRASS STRIP, WHICH IS APRX 3,000 FT IN LENGTH, HAS AN UPSLOPE OF ABOUT 10% FOR THE FIRST HALF AND A DOWNSLOPE AT ABOUT 10% ON THE SECOND HALF. THE PLT STATED HE WAS NOT ABLE TO ACHIEVE FLT DUE TO THE ELEV AND ROUGHNESSOF THE GRASS STRIP. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, WHEN IT BECAME OBVIOUS FLT WAS NOT GOING TO BE ACHIEVED, HE ABORTED, BUT TOO LATE. THE ACFT CONTACTED A FENCE AND ROUGH TERRAIN DURING THE ABORTED TAKEOFF.

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:

ABORT..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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