NTSB Identification: DEN87LA093.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33839.
Accident occurred Friday, April 10, 1987 in IDALIA, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/19/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235, registration: N4765Y
Injuries: 1 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.

AN AG PLT WAS ATTEMPTING A TAKEOFF ON A DIRT ROAD FOR AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLT. THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTHWEST AND THE ACFT WAS ALIGNED TO THE SOUTH. DURING THE TAKEOFF GROUND RUN A GUST FROM THE REAR LIFTED THE ACFT. THE ACFT DEPARTED THE ROAD TO THE LEFT, STRUCK A DITCH AND NOSED OVER.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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