NTSB Identification: FTW82DA085
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, March 07, 1982 in HOUSTON, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/07/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N1117U
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

DURING THE DEMONSTRATION OF A SHORT FIELD TAKEOFF THE AIRCRAFT'S TAIL LOWERED AFTER ENCOUNTERING A MODERATE DIP AT A RUNWAY INTERSECTION. THE TAIL TIE-DOWN RING SNAGGED A RUNWAY LIGHT CABLE WHICH HAD BEEN UNCOVERED BY RECENT RAINS. THE CABLE BROKE AT ONE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND THE AIRCRAFT BECAME UNCONTROLLABLE. THE PILOT ABORTED THE TAKEOFF ON A SOFT PART OF THE RUNWAY AND THE AIRCRAFT TIPPED INVERTED.

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)

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

RUNWAY MAINTENANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..AIRPORT PERSONNEL





Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT

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