NTSB Identification: ATL84LA213.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25307.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 1984 in SUMMERVILLE, SC
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N3JR
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A WITNESS OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT AS THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A DOWNWIND TAKEOFF. THE TAKEOFF ROLL WAS LONGER THAN NORMAL. THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO BECOME AIRBORNE ABOUT 2000 FT DOWN THE RWY. THE AIRCRAFT NEVER ESTABLISHED A POSITIVE RATE OF CLIMB BUT THE NOSE WAS OSCILLATING UP AND DOWN. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 30 AND 50 FT ABOVE THE GROUND WHEN THE NOSE DROPPED AND IT STARTED TO ROTATE TO THE RIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED ON THE AIRPORT IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED(VLOF)..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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