NTSB Identification: ATL84LA154.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24025.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 28, 1984 in LOUISA, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N52790
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 REPORTED THAT THE GRASS & RIDGES ON THE STRIP HELD THE ACFT'S SPEED DOWN MORE THAN EXPECTED DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, SO THE PLT DECIDED TO ABORT. THE PLT LATER STATED THAT HE COULD HAVE MADE IT SAFELY, BUT HIS 'INSTINCT' WAS STRONGER SO HE DECIDED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. THE ACFT ROLLED OFF THE END OF THE RWY INTO A BRIER PATCH. THE GRASS ON THE STRIP WAS ABOUT 4 INCHES HIGH & THERE WERE SMALL RIDGES DOWN THE CENTER OF THE STRIP.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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