NTSB Identification: ATL84LA232.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26140.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 22, 1984 in HARLAN, KY
Aircraft: CESSNA 182M, registration: N91725
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

AS THE ACFT ACCELERATED FOR TAKEOFF THE PILOT'S SEAT SLID AFT AND HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE ACFT WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY AND NOSED OVER WHEN IT ROLLED THROUGH HIGH GRASS. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT THE SEAT WAS LOCKED IN PLACE PRIOR TO TAXI. INVESTIGATORS VISUAL AND FUNCTIONAL CHECK OF THE SEAT REVEALED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS.

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

FUSELAGE,SEAT..UNLOCKED

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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

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