NTSB Identification: CHI85LA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26808.
Accident occurred Monday, November 05, 1984 in PILLAGER, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N45574
Injuries: 2 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 TOOK OFF UPHILL ON A GRASS RWY THAT WAS DEW COVERED. THE FIELD WAS APRX 1600 FT LONG BORDERED BY 50-75 FT TREES.THE PLT STATED THAT DURING TAKEOFF ROLL THE ACFT LIGHTS WERE FLICKERING. HE SAID THAT THE ACFT WAS AIRBORNE APRX 300 FT BEFORE REACHING THE TREE LINE. ACCORDING TO HIS STATEMENT THE ACFT ENG LOST POWER IN THE CLIMB WHEN THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 20 FT FROM THE TREE LINE. THE ACFT CONTACTED AND REMAINED IN THE TREES. ON THE DAY FOLLOWING, THE ACFT WAS REMOVED FROM THE TREES; THE ENG WAS STARTED & RAN NORMALLY. THE PLT USED 20 DEGREES OF FLAPS FOR TAKEOFF. THE ACFT OPERATING HANDBOOKCALLED FOR 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS AND A TAKEOFF DISTANCE OF 1570 FT TO CLEAR A 50 FT OBSTACLE ON A DRY GRASS RWY. THE UNKNOWNS INTRODUCED BY WET GRASS, UPHILL RWY & IMPROPER FLAP SETTING CANNOT BE CALCULATED ACCURATELY.

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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

CLEARANCE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL

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