NTSB Identification: NYC85LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28526.
Accident occurred Friday, May 10, 1985 in HANCOCK, MA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N3550V
Injuries: 1 Serious.
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 WAS UNDER CONTRACT TO THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT. IT WAS BEING USED FOR AERIAL OBSERVATION OF FOREST FIRES & FOR THE DISPOSITION OF GROUND FIRE FIGHTING PERSONEL & EQUIPMENT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHILE HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO FIND A SUITABLE ACCESS ROAD, THE LANDING GEAR CONTACTED THE TOPS OF TREES. HE STATED THAT THE TERRAIN ROSE FASTER THAN THE ACFT WOULD CLIMB.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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