NTSB Identification: CHI82FA231
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 03, 1982 in NEW YORK MILLS, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/03/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N61330
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT TOOK OFF FROM A 2,500 FT ALFALFA FIELD WHICH INITIALLY SLOPED DOWNWARD THEN UPWARD NEAR THE POINT OF LIFT-OFF. A WITNESS STATED THE ACFT DID NOT APPEAR TO CLIMB. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH 40 FT HIGH POWER LINES APPROXIMATELY 1000 FT FROM THE POINT OF LIFT-OFF. USING THE TAKEOFF DISTANCE TABLE IT WOULD TAKE ABOUT 2,035 FT TO CLEAR A 50-FT OBSTACLE. THIS FIGURE IS BASED ON 30 DEG C AT 1,500 FT PRESSURE ALTITUDE PLUS 15% FOR A DRY GRAS RWY AT MAX GROSS WEIGHT. THE ALFALFA WAS BETWEEN 12 TO 18 INCHES HIGH. THE ACFT WAS 26 POUNDS OVER MAX GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT.

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:

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..RISING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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