NTSB Identification: FTW83LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21826.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 19, 1983 in CHANDELEUR ISL., LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 180H, registration: N9080M
Injuries: 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.

THE PLT ELECTED TO TAKEOFF ON A SANDY BEACH APRX 1800 TO 2000 FT LONG. THERE WAS A GRADUAL CURVE IN THE BEACH FOR MOST OF THE TAKEOFF DISTANCE. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THERE WAS DEBRIS ON THE BEACH THAT WAS TOO HEAVY TO MOVE, WHICH HE HAD TO DODGE WITH LESS THAN FULL POWER DURING A LARGE PART OF THE TAKEOFF ROLL. AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE ACFT SETTLED INTO SHALLOW WATER & NOSED OVER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS FURTHER DAMAGED BY SALT WATER.

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:

AIRSPEED..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE OBJECTS


Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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