NTSB Identification: DEN87DTI01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34304.
Accident occurred Friday, August 21, 1987 in BASIN, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N72414
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PLT WAS TAKING OFF ON A PRIVATE, 2300 FT, DIRT, AG STRIP WITH A LOAD OF CHEMICALS. THE ARPT ELEV WAS 4185 FT & THE RPRTD TEMP WAS 74 DEG. THE PLT SAID THE WIND WAS CALM WHEN HE BEGAN HIS TAKEOFF ROLL, BUT ABOUT 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN THE RWY, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A SUDDEN GUST OF WIND. ALSO, HE SAID THERE WERE CUMULUS CLOUDS IN THE VCNTY & THE GUST WAS FROM THE TAIL OF THE ACFT. AT THAT POINT, HE WAS COMMITTED EITHER TO CONT THE TAKEOFF OR TO HIT A DITCH AT THE END OF THE RWY. HE ELECTED TO CONT THE TAKEOFF. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE, BUT IT STALLED & CRASHED ABOUT 1/2 MI FROM THE STRIP.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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