On September 18, 1994, at 1430 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172M, N13510, piloted by Glen R. Murry, certified flight instructor (CFI), and student pilot, Bruce James, sustained substantial damage during an aborted takeoff at the New London Airport, New London, Pennsylvania. The CFI received minor injuries, and the student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight was operated under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
Just after liftoff from runway 22, the student pilot said the stall warning activated, and the CFI elected to land near the south end of the runway. After touchdown the airplane nosed over.
According to the CFI's written statement on the NTSB Form 6120.1/2, he was demonstrating a short field takeoff, to the student pilot, and was departed downhill, with a right crosswind.
The CFI wrote on statement:
Climbing out at 70 mph aircraft pitched up sharply, recovered from that aircraft not making enough power to fly, settled hard onto runway, wheelbarrowed [into turf] once, then flipped over.