NTSB Identification: DEN85LA184.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27965.
Accident occurred Friday, July 05, 1985 in DEL NORTE, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N731GN
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 WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKE OFF FROM A 3800-FT GRASS RWY. FIELD ELEVATION WAS 7700 FT, TEMP WAS 88 DEG. THE PLT SAID THAT AT ABOUT 2500 FT DOWN THE RWY HE DECIDED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE AIRPLANE GROUNDLOOPED. THE PLT SAID THAT TAKEOFF WAS DOWNWIND AND HE HAD ENCOUNTERED A GUST. ACFT PERFORMANCE FIGURES INDICATE THAT THE AIRPLANE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCELERATED TO TAKEOFF SPEED AND BE BRAKED TO A STOP IN THE AMOUNT OF RUNWWAY AVAILABLE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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