Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Temple Municipal Airport

Temple, Texas 76501
Tuesady, January 11, 1983 9:25 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE STUDENT PLT REPORTED HE WAS TAKING OFF, DIRECTLY INTO THE WIND, WHEN DIRECTIONAL CONTORL WAS LOST. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY & THE RIGHT GEAR FAILED.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date1/11/1983 
Event Day of the WeekTuesday 
Time of Event925 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CityTEMPLE  
Event StateTEXAS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site76501  
Event Date Year1983 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportTEMPLE MUNICIPAL  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDTPL  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation782 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 20 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)330 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 27 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)1135 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information21160 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN1781D 
NTSB NumberFTW83LA081  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model170A  
Aircraft Series Identifier170A  
Aircraft Serial Number20127  
Certified Max Gross Weight2050 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection24 
Airframe Hours3102 
ELT InstalledNo 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameJAMES M. ELLIOTT  
Aircraft Owner Street Address3118 KELLER  
Aircraft Owner CityTEMPLE  
Aircraft Owner StateTX 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode76501  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time925 
Departure Time ZoneCST 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightTakeoff 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location33  
Runway Length6301 
Runway Width150 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--