NTSB Identification: DEN88LA153.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36820.
Accident occurred Monday, July 11, 1988 in SPEARFISH, SD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: CGCCF
Injuries: 4 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 ACCIDENT INVOLVED A TRI-PACER WITH FOUR PERSONS AND ABOUT 150 POUNDS OF BAGGAGE ON BOARD WHO WERE FROM CANADA AND VACATIONING IN THE U.S. THE PILOT SAID THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE AND CLIMBED TO ABOUT 100 FT ABOVE THE RWY, BUT WOULD NOT MAINTAIN ALTITUDE DUE TO THE HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE. THE PILOT DECIDED TO LAND IN A FIELD, BUT THE FIELD WAS ROUGH AND UNEVEN WHICH RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS CALCULATED TO BE ABOUT 6,000 FEET.

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

CLIMB..NOT POSSIBLE

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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