NTSB Identification: LAX85LA387.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29479.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 05, 1985 in BUCKEYE, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N1659D
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 ATTEMPTED TO DEPART ON SOFT SILT & SAND. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL THE ACFT WHEELS SANK INTO THE SOFT TERRAIN NECESSATATING DIFFERENTIAL BRAKING TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. AS THE ACFT APPROACHED A DITCH THE PLT FORCED THE ACFT AIRBORNE. THE ACFT LIFTED OFF THEN SETTLED ONTO THE GROUND. DURING THE SUBSEQUENT GROUND ROLL THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH SOME HIGH DESERT SHRUBBERY AND A TREE STUMP. THE PLT DID NOT REPORT ANY PREIMPACT MECHANICAL DIFFICULTIES.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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