NTSB Identification: CHI87LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34420.
Accident occurred Monday, August 17, 1987 in MONTICELLO, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N1354D
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.

DRG THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE TAILWHEEL EQUIPPED ACFT. IT THEN SWERVED TO THE LEFT & WENT INTO A SOYBEAN FIELD. DRG THE OCCURRENCE, THE RGT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED & THE RGT WING, RGT HORIZONTAL STABILIZER, PROP & ENG COWLING WERE DAMAGED. APRX 30 MI SE AT MINNEAPOLIS, MN, THE 1950 CDT WIND WAS FROM 240 DEG AT 7 KTS. HOWEVER,THE PLT RPRTD THE WIND WAS CALM AT MONTICELLO ARPT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..CROP


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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