FTW93LA093
FTW93LA093

On March 3, 1993, at approximately 1710 central standard time, a Cessna 150M airplane, N714AT, was substantially damaged upon impact with terrain following a loss of control while on departure from runway 14 at the Hicks Airport, Fort Worth, Texas. The student pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the instructional flight.

According to the operator, the student pilot was on a solo cross country flight that was to includ an intermediate refueling stop at Abilene and a landing at Gainsville, prior to returning to Meacham Field in Fort Worth, Texas.

According to witnesses, the airplane attempted a downwind takeoff from runway 14 at Hicks Airport. After a long takeoff roll, the airplane was observed establishing a high angle of attack as it approached a fence at the departure end of the runway. After clearing the fence, the pilot was reported to retract the flaps and the witness further reported seeing the nose of the airplane drop and making impact with the ground in a nose low attitude. The winds at the airport were reported to be from the north at an estimated 25 knots.

The wreckage was released to the operator at the accident site.

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