NTSB Identification: CHI82DA286
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 31, 1982 in BROOKLYN PARK, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/31/1983
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D, registration: N96055
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT TOOK OFF FROM A 900 FT SOD AIRSTRIP WITH A REPORTED 6 KT HEAD WIND. HE STATED THAT THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH POWER TO CLIMB AND THE AIRCRAFT REMAINED ABOUT 20 TO 30 FT AGL. DUE TO THE PROXIMITY OF OBSTACLES A FORCED LANDING WAS MADE IN AN OPEN FIELD ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM THE AIRSTRIP. THE PILOT SAID THE AIRCRAFT WAS PROBABLY OVER GROSSED FOR THE TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY AND RUNWAY LENGTH. HE ESTIMATED THAT THE TEMPERATURE WAS BETWEEN 85 AND 90 DEG. THE REPORTED ELEVATION WAS 810 FT MSL. THE AIRCRAFT WAS DAMAGED DURING THE LANDING.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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