NTSB Identification: FTW83LA403.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22980.
Accident occurred Monday, August 29, 1983 in HITCHCOCK, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N3625V
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 ACFT NOSED OVER DURING TAKEOFF. THE FLT SAID THAT THE RWY WAS 50 FT WIDE BUT HAD BEEN MOWED ONLY TO A WIDTH OF 20 FTTHE PLT ALLOWED THE ACFT TO DRIFT INTO THE HIGH GRASS ALONGSIDE THE RWY. THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE RWY AND NOSED OVER IN TAIL GRASS. ACCORDING TO CHARTS THE RWY IS 100 FT WIDE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

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