NTSB Identification: ATL83LA219.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21618.
Accident occurred Monday, June 06, 1983 in KINGSTON, TN
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N13881
Injuries: 1 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 CHECKED THE WX CONDITIONS BEFORE OPERATING ON THE 1020 FT GRASS STRIP. HE LANDED ON THE STRIP AT 0935 EDT, TOOK OFF AGAIN ABOUT 10 MIN LATER, THEN RETURNED & LANDED AGAIN. APRX 1 HR & 5 MIN AFTER HIS 1ST TAKEOFF, HE STARTED ANOTHER DEPARTURE WITH 20 DEG OF FLAPS SELECTED. AFTTER LIFT-OFF, HE FELT THE TAIL OF THE ACFT HIT A FENCE AT THE END OF THE STRIP, THEN THE ELEVATOR CONTROLS LOCKED UP. AT THAT TIME, HE REDUCED THE POWER & THE ACFT CRASHED BEYOND THE FENCE IN A WET/MARSHY AREA & CAME TO REST INVERTED. THE OWNER'S MANUAL RECOMMENDED USING NO GREATER THAN 10 DEG OF FLAPS FOR MINIMUM RUN TAKEOFFS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT CONTROL,ELEVATOR..JAMMED

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