NTSB Identification: CHI87DER12.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35189.
Accident occurred Friday, July 10, 1987 in INT'L FALLS, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT F21A, registration: N2006L
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

WHILE ON INITIAL CLIMB THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED DOWNDRAFTS AND WAS UNABLE TO CLIMB OVER HIGH TERRAIN AND TREES. WHEN IT BECAME OBVIOUS TO THE PILOT THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO CLIMB OVER THESE OBSTACLES, HE CLOSED THE THROTTLE AND ATTEMPTED TO TURN AWAY FROM LARGE TREES. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED ONE TREE AND THE GROUND.

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

CLIMB..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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