NTSB Identification: DEN89LA046.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37865.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 17, 1988 in HAMMOND, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-11, registration: N78654
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 PLT, WHO WAS A VETERINARIAN, LANDED HIS ACFT IN ROUGH, CULTIVATED FARM FLD AT A RANCH IN ORDER TO CONDUCT BUSINESS. UPON COMPLETION OF HIS BUSINESS, THE PLT SELECTED A SMOOTHER AREA IN THE SAME FIELD FOR TAKEOFF. THE AREA WAS SMOOTHER BUT WAS SHORTER AND THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE.

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

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

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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