NTSB Identification: MKC87LA175.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36256.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 19, 1987 in ATKINSON, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180B, registration: N5133E
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.

WITNESSES STATED THAT THE PILOT WAS CHASING A WILD HORSE OUT OF AN ALFALFA FIELD AND BACK INTO A CORRAL WHEN A WINGTIP STRUCK A GROVE OF TREES AND THE AIRCRAFT CARTWHEELED ONTO THE GROUND. THE PILOT STATED TO FAA THAT HE DID NOT SEE THE TREELINE DUE TO BLINDING SUNLIGHT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE

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