NTSB Identification: DEN85LA169.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27964.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 23, 1985 in YUMA, CO
Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-180, registration: N6096P
Injuries: 2 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.

ON JUNE 23, 1985, A PIPER PA24 CRASHED IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF FROM YUMA ARPT WHILE AVOIDING ANOTHER ACFT. THE PLT MADE A RIGHT TURN IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF. HE THEN SAW THE TRAFFIC AND PUSHED THE CONTROL WHEEL FORWARD. THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND. THE OTHER ACFT WAS A CROPDUSTER. THE PLT OF THE CROPDUSTER SAID THE TWO ACFT WERE 1/4 MILE APART AT THE CLOSEST.

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

VISUAL SEPARATION..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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