NTSB Identification: DEN87LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33723.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 14, 1987 in LIMON, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N70164
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 REPORTS THAT HE WAS USING A DIRT ROAD FOR AERIAL APP OPERATIONS. THE ACFT WAS LOADED WITH 40 GALS FUEL AND 140 GALS CHEM AND THE DENSITY ALT IS EST TO HAVE BEEN 8100 FT. THE PLT SAID THE TAKEOFF WAS MADE TO THE E WITH A QUARTERING TAILWIND OF ABOUT 15 KTS. THE ACFT LIFTED OFF TO ABOUT 15 FT AGL BUT THEN SETTLED BACK TO THE ROAD WITH THE LT WHEEL ON THE ROAD AND THE RT WHEEL IN THE RT DITCH. THE RT WING THEN HIT FENCE POSTS TURNING THE ACFT TO THE RT AND COLLAPSING THE LT MLG.

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:

WIND INFORMATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND





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