NTSB Identification: CHI83LA396.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22481.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 28, 1983 in PRINCETON, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N12862
Injuries: 4 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 TURF RWY WAS WET FROM RECENT RAINS. THE PLT STATED THAT DURING TAKEOFF, THE ACFT HAD ACCELERATED TO NEAR THE ROTATION SPEED WHEN IT WAS SLOWED BY A SOFT SPOT IN THE RWY NEAR MID FIELD. AT THE SAME POINT, AN UPSLOPE PORTION OF THE RWY WAS ENCOUNTERED & THE ACFT WAS SLOW TO ACCELERATE. AS THE ACFT NEARED THE END OF THE RWY, LIFT-OFF SPEED HAD NOT BEEN REACHED, SO THE PLT INITIATED AN ABORT. THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE END OF THE RWY, CROSSED A ROAD & A DRAINAGE DITCH, THEN CAME TO REST IN A BEAN FIELD. THIS RESULTED IN SEPARATION OF THE GEAR & DAMAGE TO THE ENG MOUNTS & LEFT WING SPAR. THE PLT SPECULATED THAT THE RIGHT, FRONT SEAT, PASSENGER MAY HAVE ENADVERTENTLY BEEN RIDING THE BRAKES DURING THE LATTER PART OF THE TAKEOFF ROLL WHICH WOULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE SLOW RATE OF ACCELERATION.

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT

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