NTSB Identification: DEN85LA219.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29426.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 15, 1985 in KILLDEER, ND
Aircraft: CESSNA C-172, registration: N7202A
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 SAID HE MEASURED THE LENGTH OF THE R/W PRIOR TO T/O. THE T/O WAS NORMAL ON A DOWNSLOPING R/W WITH TREES AT THE FAR END. THE PLT SAID THAT AS THE A/C LIFTED OFF THE R/W THE A/C STRUCK THE TREES. HE SAID A GUST OF WIND CAUSED THE A/C TO SETTLE INTO THE TREES.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE

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