NTSB Identification: MKC86LA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28663.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 12, 1985 in PACIFIC, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 140A, registration: N5382C
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 AIRPLANE HAD ROLLED FOR 100 FEET WHEN THE LEFT WHEEL HIT A MOUND OF DIRT LEFT BY A POCKED GOPHER. THE WHEELPANT BRACKET CONTACTED THE TIRE AND ACTED AS A BRAKE. AIRPLANE NOSED FORWARD TO THE INVERTED POSITION.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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