NTSB Identification: LAX84LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23757.
Accident occurred Thursday, December 22, 1983 in SANTA ROSA IS,, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 180K, registration: N2697K
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE NOSE OF THE ACFT FELT HEAVY JUST BEFORE LIFT-OFF & WHEN HE BECAME AIRBORNE. HE FELT SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THE TAIL OF THE ACFT & THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN FULL ELEVATOR RESPONSE, SO HE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. THE ACFT ROLLED 300 TO 400 FT AFTER LANDING NOSE LOW. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE ATTEMPTED TO MAINTAIN FULL UP ELEVATOR & USED MODERATE BRAKING. DURING THE LAST 30 TO 50 FT, THE PROP MADE NUMEROUS GROUND STRIKES BEFORE THE WHEELS STRUCK A DEPRESSION & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. AN EXAM OF THE ACFT REVEALED NO DISCREPANCIES. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ELEVATOR TRIM WAS IN THE CENTER (TAKEOFF) POSITION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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