NTSB Identification: DEN87LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33695.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 22, 1987 in ROMEO, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A, registration: N5398
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.

THE PLT REPORTS THAT THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT DURING THE TURN AROUND FOLLOWING A SWATH RUN. THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SETTLE AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND, BOUNCED, HIT A SECOND TIME AND NOSED OVER. THE AIRCRAFT WAS LOADED WITH 280 GALS OF AMINE AND 70 GALS OF AV GAS AT THE TIME OF THE ACDT AND THE DEN ALT WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 9,600 FT. THE ACFT WAS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR THE GROSS TAKE-OFF WEIGHT AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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