NTSB Identification: CHI83LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21404.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 29, 1983 in BAINBRIDGE, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N1598U
Injuries: 2 Minor,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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING TAKEOFF. THE PILOT REPORTED HE USED SOFT FIELD TECHNIQUES FOR TAKEOFF AND THE ACFT WAS OFF THE GROUND 1/3 TO 1/2 WAY DOWN THE RWY. HE SAID THE ACFT CLIMBED TO ABOUT 50 FT AGL AND WOULD NOT CLIMB HIGHER. THE AIRSPEED WAS 55 AND A TURN WAS INITIATED TO AVOID OBSTACLES BUT THE AIRSPEED DROPPED TO 45. THE ACFT STALLED AND MUSHED INTO TREES. THE ACFT WAS 10 LBS BELOW MAX GROSS WEIGHT AND WITHIN CG LIMITS AT TAKEOFF. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS TO THE ACFT.

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:

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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