NTSB Identification: FTW83FA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22666.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 02, 1983 in BORGER, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N29302
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDING TO 2 PLT WITNESSES, THE ACFT STALLED DURING TAKEOFF AFTER IT HAD CLIMBED TO APRX 75 TO 100 FT AGL. THEY REPORTED THAT AT THAT TIME, IT DID A WING-OVER, ENTERED A DIVE & CRASHED. REPORTEDLY, THE ACFT WAS LOADED TO NEAR ITS MAX GROSS WT LIMIT. THE ARPT ELEVATION & TEMP WERE 3052 FT & 67 DEG, RESPECTIVELY, THE ENG WAS REPORTEDLY AT FULL POWER UNTIL IMPACT. NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT FAILURE OF THE ACFT OR ENG WAS FOUND.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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