NTSB Identification: FTW83LA283.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23289.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 16, 1983 in BRANCH, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA A-188B, registration: N53303
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ACFT WAS USING A LONGER THAN NORMAL TAKEOFF ROLL WHILE TAKING OFF WITH THE LAST LOAD OF THE DAY. WHEN HE REALIZED IT WAS TOO LATE TO ABORT, HE DUMPED HIS LOAD & CONTINUED THE TAKEOFF. THE LANDING GEAR WENT THRU A FENCE AT THE END OF THE RWY. HOWEVER, THE ACFT CONTINUED FLYING IN GROUND EFFECT UNTIL IT CAME TO A DIRT BANK. THE MAIN GEAR HIT THE DIRT BANK & THE PLANE CRASHED. THE PLT BELIEVED HE HAD ENCOUNTERED A WIND-SHIFT FROM A SCATTERED RAIN SHOWER THAT COME OVER THE ARPT FROM THE NORTHEAST, ABOUT 5 MIN AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


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