NTSB Identification: DEN85LA191.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30809.
Accident occurred Friday, July 19, 1985 in SYKESTON, ND
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N739GA
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 PLT SAID HE MADE A NORMAL LANDING ON AN AERIAL APPLICATION AIRSTRIP. DURING THE ROLLOUT THE PLT SPOTTED AN UNMARKED MAIL BOX. THE PLT SAID HE SWERVED TO AVOID COLLIDING WITH THE MAIL BOX. THE ACFT WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE STRIP AND INTO A FIELD. THE PLT SAID HE WAS NOT TOLD THAT THE OBSTRUCTION HAD BEEN INSTALLED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRPORT FACILITIES,OBSTRUCTION MARKING..UNAVAILABLE
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