NTSB Identification: FTW84LA198.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24724.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 15, 1984 in MONTEREY, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8284F
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 LANDED AT AN IMPROVED PRIVATE STRIP. LATER, HE TOOK OFF IN WINDS THAT HE REPORTED WERE DOWN THE RWY AT 12 KTS GUSTING TO 14 KTS. AFTER LIFT-OFF THE ACFT 'CLIMBED NORMALLY' & CLEARED A POWER LINE AS WELL AS LOW TREES AT THE END OF THE STRIP. HOWEVER, THE PLT STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE OVER THE LOW TREES & WAS CONCERNED ABOUT CLEARING A SINGLE REMAINING TALL TREE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TALLER TREE AND CRASHED TO THE GROUND. THE PLT REPORTED THE STRIP WAS 3000 FT LONG. THE OWNER SAID IT WAS 1500 FT LONG & CAME TO AN ABRUPT STOP WHERE THE POWER LINE & A ROAD RAN PERPENDICULAR TO IT AT THE NORTH END.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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