NTSB Identification: DEN86LA205.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31143.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 24, 1986 in GRANDIN, ND
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER G164A, registration: N8379
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.

PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKE OFF FROM 2600 FT X 50 FT SOD STRIP WITH FULL FUEL (36 GAL) AND 160 GAL OF M22, A FUNGICIDE. CENTER OF RWY WAS SOFT FROM RECENT RAINS. PLT BEGAN TAKEOFF ROLL ON RIGHT SIDE OF RWY. RIGHT WING AND SPRAY BOOM CONTACTED TALL GRAIN STALKS ALONG SIDE OF RWY AND ACFT SPUN AROUND AND SKIDDED SIDEWAYS. LEFT WING TIP DUG INTO GROUND AND ACFT CARTWHEELED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET

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