NTSB Identification: DEN86LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32024.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 03, 1986 in LARAMIE, WY
Aircraft: WACO UPF-7, registration: N30196
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT STATED THAT A FLT FROM CALIFORNIA TO LARAMIE WAS UNEVENTFUL. THE ACFT WAS THEN REFUELED AND HE DEPARTED TO THE EAST. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO LOSE POWER AND THE COCKPIT FILLED WITH SMOKE. THE PLT EXECUTED AN EMERGENCY LANDING NEXT TO INTERSTATE 80. DURING THE ROLLOUT, THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR SEPARATED. THE ACFT THEN SLID INTO A DITCH, CAME TO REST AND BURNED. A POST CRASH FIRE DESTROYED THE ACFT. THE REASON FOR THE LOSS OF PWR, SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT AND THE ORIGIN OF FIRE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED.

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

MISCELLANEOUS..UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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