NTSB Identification: LAX83LA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, December 06, 1982 in DATELAND, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/06/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N55299
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING TAKEOFF, THE PILOT WAS USING THE RIGHT SIDE OF A PRIVATE STRIP TO AVOID AN AREA OF MUD. AT LIFT-OFF SPEED, THE RIGHT WING TIP STRUCK A POWER POLE NEAR THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND VEERED TOWARD AN IRRIGATION DITCH. THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO CLEAR OVER THE DITCH, THEN REDUCED THE POWER BEFORE THE PLANE TOUCHED DOWN IN A PLOWED FIELD. REPORTEDLY, THE PLANE NOSED OVER DURING THE ABORTED TAKEOFF.

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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