NTSB Identification: MKC83FA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21766.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 1983 in SOUTH FORK, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N1298F
Injuries: 1 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.

TAKEOFF WAS FROM A FARM STRIP 1,600 FT LONG WITH GRASS 8 TO 10 INCHES HIGH. THERE ARE TREES ABOUT 800 FT SOUTH OF THE SOUTH END OF THE STRIP. THE ACFT TOOK OFF TO THE SOUTH & MADE A LEFT TURN. AFTER TURNING ABOUT 135 DEG THE BANK ABRUPTLYSTEEPENED, THE NOSE DROPPED & THE ACFT CRASHED IN A NEARLY VERTICAL NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE STALL OCCURRED AT AN ESTIMATED 100 TO 150 FT AGL. THE FLAPS WERE FOUND 10 DEG DOWN.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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