NTSB Identification: DEN87LA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33264.
Accident occurred Monday, April 06, 1987 in LA SALLE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N72PB
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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

WHILE CONDUCTING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLT, THE PLT MISJUDGED THE DISTANCE TO THE END OF THE FIELD AND INITIATED THE PULL-UP TOO LATE TO AVOID IMPACT WITH A TREE. AFTER STRIKING THE TREE, THE ACFT DESCENDED OUT OF CONTROL UNTIL IMPACT WITH THE GROUND.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PULL-UP..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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