NTSB Identification: FTW84LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23410.
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 1983 in SUNSETT, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N4829D
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING TAKEOFF TOWARD THE SUN ON RWY 21 OF THE PRIVATE STRIP, THE PLT ALLOWED THE ACFT TO DRIFT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. IT THEN ENCOUNTERED AN AREA OF SOFT, SANDY SOIL & NOSED OVER. THE PLT STATED THAT DUE SUN GLARE OFF THE WINDSHIELD, HE HAD DIFFICULTY SEEING.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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