NTSB Identification: LAX83LA380.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21879.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 09, 1983 in JEAN, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N52023
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT TOOK OFF FROM THE MCCARRAN INTL ARPT, LAS VEGAS, NV & FLEW TO ANOTHER ARPT IN THE LOCAL AREA AT JEAN, NV TO PRACTICE SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF & LANDING TECHNIQUES. DURING HIS 1ST SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF, HE OVER ROTATED THE ACFT & THE TAIL CONE CONTACTED THE RWY. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS DISTRACTED BY THE TAIL DRAGGING THE GROUND & ALLOWED THE ACFT TO DRIFT TOWARD THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. REPORTEDLY, HE TRIED TO CORRECT THE DRIFT BY APPLYING RIGHT AILERON & THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE RWY, CONTACTED AN EMBANKMENT & FLIPPED OVER. APRX 20 MI NORTH NORTHEAST AT LAS VEGAS, THE WIND WAS FROM 080 DEG AT 13 KTS.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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