NTSB Identification: DEN85LA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27371.
Accident occurred Monday, February 25, 1985 in LAPOINT, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N17RK
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A SNOWBANK WHILE TAKING OFF FROM A ROAD NEAR LAPOINT, UTAH. THE ACFT WAS BEING USED TO COUNT ELK ON AN INDIAN RESERVATION. THE PLT LANDED TO RELIEVE HIMSELF. ON THE SUBSEQUENT TAKEOFF THE ACFT HIT A CHUCKHOLE IN THE ROAD WHICH CAUSED IT TO VEER INTO A SNOWBANK. THE ACFT FLIPPED OVER CAUSING MINOR INJURIES TO THE PASSENGER.

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

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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