NTSB Identification: DEN90DTE06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44550.
Accident occurred Monday, August 20, 1990 in HOLYOKE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/12/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 188A, registration: N2080J
Injuries: 1 Serious.

THE AGRICULTURAL APPLICATOR TOOK OFF FULLY LOADED WITH FUEL AND AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL. GROSS WEIGHT WAS AT OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE MAXIMUM. THE AIRCRAFT TRAVELED APPROXIMATELY THREE QUARTERS OF A MILE WHERE IT IMPACTED FOLLOWING FLAP RETRACTION. THE PILOT WAS JETTISONING HIS CHEMICAL LOAD AT THE TIME OF IMPACT.

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

A STALL MUSH WHICH OCCURRED WHEN THE PILOT RETRACTED THE FLAPS PREMATURELY FOLLOWING TAKEOFF, CAUSING THE AIRCRAFT TO SETTLE INTO THE GROUND.

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