NTSB Identification: NYC83LA070.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19708.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 19, 1983 in BALLY, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N25565
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT HE INITIATED HIS TAKEOFF FROM THE 1300 FT/BLACKTOP PORTION OF A 2500 FT RUNWAY. THE REMAINDER OF THE RUNWAY WAS SOD. HE STATED THAT HE ROTATED FOR TAKEOFF ABOUT 50 FT FROM THE END OF THE BLACKTOP PORTION AT 56 TO 58 KTS. ALSO, HE REPORTED THAT AS THE PLANE PASSED OVER THE END OF THE BLACKTOP, IT SEEMED TO LOSE LIFT AND THE LEFT WING DROPPED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR STRUCK SNOW ON THE SIDE OF THE SOD PORTION AND THE PLANE VEERED TO THE LEFT. IT THEN DROPPED ONTO THE NOSE GEAR AND CONTINUED FOR ABOUT 100 FT AT A 30 DEG ANGLE FROM THE RUNWAY. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE PLANE NOSED DOWN, THEN SETTLED BACK ON THE MAIN GEAR.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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