NTSB Identification: LAX83LA265.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20708.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 1983 in SHOW LOW, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N51255
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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 ACFT STALLED DURING A NIGHT TAKEOFF AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AND NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED. NO ONE WITNESSED THE TAKEOFF AS THE AIRPORT WAS CLOSED. IT WAS A DARK NIGHT AND THE STUDENT PILOT HAD NO NIGHT FLYING EXPERIENCE. THE PILOT SAID THE ACFT WAS PERFORMING NORMALLY WITH NO PROBLEMS AND HE SIMPLY STALLED DURING THE TAKEOFF CLIMB. THE PILOT HAS NOT SUBMITTED A REPORT AND COULD NOT ACCOUNT FOR THE FAMALE PASSENGER WHO WAS FATALLY INJURED IN THE ACCIDENT.

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

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

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

PROPER CLIMB RATE..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

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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