NTSB Identification: DEN99LA169.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 23, 1999 in ANIMAS, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/23/2000
Aircraft: Schweizer G-164A, registration: N8731H
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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On an aerial application flight, during initial climb following takeoff at maximum gross weight and a density altitude of 7,400 feet, the aircraft entered a stall/mush condition. The pilot attempted a forced landing in a field, which was soft, and the aircraft nosed over during landing roll.

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

A inadvertent stall during initial climb following takeoff. Factor were: high gross weight, high density altitude, inadequate preflight planning and preparation, and soft terrain.

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