NTSB Identification: LAX83LA379.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21880.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 09, 1983 in AFTON, CA
Aircraft: ALON A2, registration: N6512Q
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING AN AERIAL OBSERVATION MISSION, THE PASSENGER BECAME ILL, SO THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND ON A HARD-PACKED STRIP ACROSS A PLOWED FIELD. AFTER LANDING, HE WALKED OVER THE AREA. EXCEPT FOR A RUT AT ABOUT MIDFIELD, HE PERCEIVED THERE WOULD BE NO PROBLEM IN TAKING OFF AGAIN. HE DECIDED TO STAY TO THE LEFT WHILE IN THE VICINITY OF THE RUT DURING THE TAKEOFF. ALSO, THE PLT SELECTED A 'POINT-OF-NO-RETURN' & AN ABORT POINT. A SHORT TIME LATER, HE BEGAN THE TAKEOFF USING SOFT FIELD PROCEDURES. HOWEVER, WHEN HE REACHED HIS ABORT POINT, THE AIRSPEED WAS DECREASING, INSTEAD OF INCREASING. HE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP BEFORE HITTING A LEVEL AT THE END OF THE FIELD.

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..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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