NTSB Identification: MKC82FA096
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 05, 1982 in TAMA, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/05/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N8187A
Injuries: 1 Fatal,3 Minor.

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 PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO TAKE A FAMILY FRIEND ON A NIGHT AIRPLANE RIDE TO SEE THE LIGHTS OF A NEIGHBORING CITY. THE TAKEOFF WAS MADE FROM A SOFT WET GRASS RUNWAY WITH AN AIRCRAFT EXCEEDING THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE GROSS WEIGHT AND THE CENTER OF GRAVITY BEHIND THE AFT CG LIMITS. THE PASSENGERS STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT ACCELERATED VERY SLOWLY AND WHEN IT LEFT THE GROUND THE STALL WARNING HORN STARTED TO SOUND. GOING UPSLOPE THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK TREES AND DROPPED TO THE GROUND.

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:

IMPROPER USE OF EQUIPMENT/AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..IMPROPER

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

ABORT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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