NTSB Identification: DEN85LA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27570.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 01, 1985 in ORDWAY, CO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-260-C, registration: N4926Y
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.

THE AIRPLANE DEPARTED THE AIRPORT ON AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION. IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PILOT RETARDED THE PROPELLER CONTROL TO CLIMB SETTING AND TURNED EAST. THE PILOT SAID HE WAS AWARE OF AND SAW POWER LINES AHEAD. HE SAID HE ADVANCED THE PROPELLER CONTROL TO CLIMB OVER THE WIRES BUT THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO SETTLE AND COLLIDED WITH THE WIRES AND CRASHED. THE PILOT SAID HE SUSPECTED HE HAD ENCOUNTERED 'SOME BAD AIR OR SOMETHING.'

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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