NTSB Identification: LAX82FVA11
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 30, 1982 in OAKDALE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/30/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182, registration: N5173R
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO PORPOISE SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, BECOME AIRBORNE WITH THE LANDING GEAR IMMEDIATELY RETRACTING, THEN NOSE DOWN WITH THE PROPELLER STRIKING, THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT CONTINUED THE TAKEOFF AND THE AIRCRAFT CLIMBED TO APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET WHILE IN A SHALLOW LEFT TURN. THE NOSE THEN PITCHED DOWN AND THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GEAR RETRACTION..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RUNWAY

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