NTSB Identification: LAX84LA281.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24360.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, May 05, 1984 in SAN MIGUEL IS, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 180K, registration: N66597
Injuries: 3 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 WAS TAKING OFF IN A 35 KT WIND WITH THE FLAPS EXTENDED. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE IN A 3 POINT ATTITUDE, & WHEN 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AIR, IT BEGAN A LEFT TURN. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE WING DRAGGED THE GROUND & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PLT SAID HE SHOULD HAVE RAISED THE ACFT'S TAIL EARLIER & NOT USED FLAPS. THE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 40 KTS.

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:

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LOWERING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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