NTSB Identification: DEN87LA228.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34086.
Accident occurred Friday, August 28, 1987 in GRASSY BUTTE, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2413C
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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.

N2413C, A CESSNA 180, WAS LANDING IN TEDDY ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK WHERE THE PLT AND HIS PASSENGERS INTENDED TO HUNT DEER. A FLAT, GRASSY AREA ON A RIDGE WAS SELECTED FOR LANDING. THE AREA WAS CHECKED AND MARKED OFF BY FRIENDS OF THE PLT BEFORE THE LANDING ATTEMPT; HOWEVER, THE PLT SAID THE MARKED AREA WAS SHORTER THAN HE HAD REQUESTED. DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A DROP OFF AND THE RT MLG COLLAPSED RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE FIREWALL AND RT WING.

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

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

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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