NTSB Identification: DEN88LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36071.
Accident occurred Friday, April 29, 1988 in ERIE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 185F, registration: N8389Q
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE COMMERCIAL PLT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS DURING A LOCAL FLIGHT. DURING LANDING ROLL ON THE LAST LANDING, THE PILOT REACHED DOWN TO RETRACT LANDING FLAPS AND OPENED THE COWL FLAPS. HE THEN BECAME AWARE THAT THE AIRCRAFT WAS TURNING RIGHT. LEFT RUDDER AND BRAKING DID NOT CORRECT THE TURN. THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND ENTERED SOFT UNEVEN TERRAIN. THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED DOWN.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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