NTSB Identification: MKC84LA212.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24716.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 11, 1984 in BEUAMONT, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N21AT
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 WAS TAKING OFF TO THE NORTH ON A SOD RWY WITH A LIGHT, NORTHEAST WIND. THE RWY WAS OUTLINED WITH OLD AUTOMOBILE TIRES. THE PLT ELECTED TO USE THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY, SINCE IT APPEARED TO BE SMOOTHER. AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE ACFT DRIFTED LEFT & THE LEFT MAIN GEAR HIT A TIRE. THE TIRE FLIPPED UP & HIT THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER & JAMMED THE ELEVATOR. WITH THE AID OF THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT PASSENGER, THE PLT WAS ABLE TO MOVE THE ELEVATOR CONTROL. HE THEN LANDED SAFELY WHILE USING THE POWER TO CONTROL THE PITCH ATTITUDE.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY

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