NTSB Identification: ATL82FA212
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 25, 1982 in LOUISBURG, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/25/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N5188D
Injuries: 4 Fatal,1 Serious.

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.

WITNESSES OBSERVED THE TAKEOFF ROLL AS BEING UNUSUALLY LONG. THE ACFT NEVER CLIMBED MUCH ABOVE 100-200 FT AGL, & STRUCK TREES 1/2 MI OFF THE END OF THE RWY. THE FLAPS WERE OBSERVED UP DURING TAKEOFF. NORMAL TAKEOFF FLAP SETTING USED BY THE CLUB FOR CARRYING JUMPERS IS 10 DEG. THE ACFT WAS 166 POUNDS OVER MAX GROSS WEIGHT & THE CG WAS BEYOND THE AFT LIMIT. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS APPROXIMATELY 2,000 FT. THE PLT HAD NEVER FLOWN A C-182 OR A CONSTANT SPEED PROPELLER EQUIPPED ACFT PRIOR TO HIS CHECKOUT WITH THE PARACHUTE CLUB THE WEEK BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT WAS THE FIRST TIME HE HAD CARRIED ANY JUMPERS. THE PLT HAD AGREED TO FLY FOR THE CLUB FOR NO COMPENSATION OTHER THAN TO BUILD FLT TIME.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPROPER TRANSITION/UPGRADE TRAINING..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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