NTSB Identification: DEN84LA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24679.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 1984 in RECLUSE, WY
Aircraft: CESSNA 210L, registration: N1790X
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,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 STATED THAT WHILE TAKING OFF FROM A GRASS STRIP THE ACFT DRIFTED TO THE LEFT. HE COULD NOT THEN DEFINE THE STRIP FROM THE REMAINING AREA OF THE FIELD DUE TO THE TALL GRASS. HE APPLIED FULL RIGHT RUDDER BUT THE ACFT CONTINUED TO SWERVE TO THE LEFT & WOULD NOT ACCELERATE ABOVE 52 MPH. HE PULLED BACK ON THE CONTROL YOKE TO AVOID A 15 FT HIGH BERM. THE ACFT FLEW OVER THE BERM & A SMALL POND & STALLED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS UNAWARE OF THE EFFECT GRASS HAS ON AN ACFT & PLANNED TO GET MORE INSTRUCTION ON SOFT FIELD PROCEDURES. THE DENSITY ALT WAS APRX 5400 FT.

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:

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


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