NTSB Identification: LAX84LA384.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24734.
Accident occurred Friday, July 06, 1984 in CHESTER, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N6301E
Injuries: 4 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 HE ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF ON RWY 15 WITH A WIND FROM THE WEST AT 15 GUSTING TO 25 KTS. ALSO, THE OUTSIDE AIR TEMP WAS 94 DEG & THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 7800 FT. THE PLT STATED THAT ABOUT HALFWAY DOWN THE RWY, THE ACFT LIFTED OFF IN THE STRONG X-WIND. HE STATED, 'WE FELT THAT IT WAS READY TO CLIMB OUT. BECAUSE OF THE TEMPERATURE AND ALTITUDE, WE REALLY NEEDED A LONGER GROUND ROLL. 'SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT SETTLED ON THE SIDE OF THE RWY & THE PLT ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. BEFORE STOPPING, THE ACFT HIT A BOULDER & WAS DAMAGED.

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:

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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