NTSB Identification: MKC85LA193.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28577.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 22, 1985 in MEADE, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N731SM
Injuries: 1 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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE ATTEMPTED TO CLIMB AT THE END OF A SWATH RUN THE ACFT BEGAN TO MUSH. THE ACFT WAS OVER TALL CORN AND DESPITE THE USE OF FULL POWER IT WOULD NOT CLIMB. THE ACFT FLEW ABOUT ONE MILE IN THE SEMI-STALLED CONDITION AND THEN BEGAN TO SETTLE. THE PLT SAID HE ATTEMPTED TO DUMP THE CHEMICAL LOAD BUT THE ACFT SETTLED INTO THE CORN AND CRASHED. DENSITY ALT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS CALCULATED TO BE 4800 FT.

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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