NTSB Identification: DEN86LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29442.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 23, 1985 in COLORADOSPRINGS, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N170CE
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 PILOT TOOK OFF ON RUNWAY 17. THE WIND WAS REPORTED TO BE FROM 130 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS. AFTER LIFTOFF THE LEFT WING ROSE ABRUPTLY AND THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT. THE PILOT STATED THAT BECAUSE OF HIS LOW ALTITUDE HE COULD NOT REGAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE IT COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND.

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:

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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