NTSB Identification: DEN85LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28134.
Accident occurred Friday, April 19, 1985 in OPHEIM, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N6495E
Injuries: 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.

THE PLT TOOK OFF ON A WET-SOFT AIRSTRIP WHICH MADE THE TAKEOFF RUN LONGER THAN NORMAL. THE INITIAL CLIMB WAS AT MINIMUM AIRSPEED WHEN GUSTY WINDS CAUSED THE ACFT TO STALL. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND AND WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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