NTSB Identification: MKC83LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20407.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 17, 1983 in AXTELL, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N714BP
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 HE BEGAN TAKING OFF ON A 1310 FT RWY THAT WAS DRY BUT SPONGY. THE ELEVATION WAS REPORTED AS 2210 FT, THE WIND WAS CALM, AND THE TEMPERATURE WAS 55 DEG. THE FLAPS WERE SET AT 10 DEG. REPORTEDLY, THE ACFT LIFTED OFF, BUT SETTLED BACK TO THE RWY, THEN LIFTED OFF AGAIN. THE PLT BECAME CONCERNED ABOUT CLEARING 15 FT TREES AT THE END OF THE RWY AND DECIDED TO ABORT. DURING THE ABORT, THE ACFT CAME DOWN HARD ON THE NOSE GEAR WHICH FOLDED AFT. THE ACFT THEN WENT INTO AN ADJACENT CORN STUBBLE FIELD BESIDE THE RWY AND NOSED OVER. THE COMPUTED TAKEOFF DISTANCE TO CLEAR A 50 FT OBSTACLE (FOR SIMILAR CONDITIONS) WAS APRX 1660 FT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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