NTSB Identification: DEN87LA137.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34333.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 30, 1987 in SAWYER, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N1677V
Injuries: 2 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 COMMERCIAL PLT AND HIS WIFE WERE ON A CROSS COUNTRY FLT AND WERE LANDING FOR REFUELING. ON FINAL, THE ACFT BEGAN AN UNCOMMANDED LEFT TURN AS LANDING FLAPS WERE SELECTED. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO CORRECT THE TURN AND STRUCK TREES SHORT OF THE PRIVATE AIRSTRIP. THE ACFT HAD COMPLETED ABOUT 90 DEGREES OF LEFT TURN FROM RWY HEADING. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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