NTSB Identification: SEA85LA183.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28683.
Accident occurred Friday, July 26, 1985 in PASCO, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA T-188C, registration: N1964J
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 PILOT ELECTED TO DEPART AN 1800 FOOT GRAVEL AIRSTRIP WITH A 90 DEGRDD F TEMPERATURE. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 3100 FEET. THE AIRCRAFT WAS HEAVILY LOADED, APPROACHING GROSS WEIGHT. THE PILOT MADE THE DECISION DURING THE LAST 1/3 OF THE RUNWAY TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF. HE DUMPED HIS LOAD, APPLIED FULL FLAPS, AND THEN BECAME AIRBORNE. DURING A SHALLOW RIGHT TURN THE RIGHT WING CONTACTED TALL WHEAT AND THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,CLIMB CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..CROP


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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