NTSB Identification: ATL83LA142.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21870.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 24, 1983 in HOUSTON, MS
Aircraft: CESSNA 188B, registration: N731PP
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 REPORTED THAT DURING TAKEOFF, HE HAD REACHED AN ALT OF APRX 100 FT AGL, HAD REDUCED POWER & WAS RETRACTING THE FLAPS FROM THE TAKEOFF SETTING WHEN HE FELT THE ACFT 'GIVE.' HE REEXTENDED THE FLAPS, APPLIED FULL THROTTLE & DUMPED HIS LOAD, BUT THE ACFT CONTINUED TO LOSE ALT & AIRSPEED UNTIL IT HIT THE TOP OF A TREE & CRASHED. AN EXAM REVEALED THAT THE TOP MEMBER OF THE RIGHT WING TUBULAR REAR SPAR WAS BROKEN AT THE CLUSTER JOINT WHERE THE SPAR ATTACHES TO THE FUSELAGE STUB WING. THE FRACTURE SURFACES WERE SEVERELY RUSTED. THE FRACTURE OCCURRED WHERE THE WING HAD BEEN WELDED. REPORTEDLY, THE RIGHT WING TIP HAD BEEN DAMAGED APRX 3 YRS PREVIOUSLY & WAS SUBSEQUENTLY REPAIRED.

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

MAINTENANCE,INSPECTION..INADEQUATE..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

WING,WING ATTACHMENT FITTING..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WING..PREVIOUS DAMAGE

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