NTSB Identification: DEN84LA217.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25453.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 10, 1984 in WATERTOWN, SD
Aircraft: WEATHERLY 201, registration: N86686
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 SPRAY BOOM OF THE ACFT CAUGHT IN THE GREEN WHEAT ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE DIRT RWY DURING TAKEOFF. THE ACFT THEN RAN OFF THE PREPARED SURFACE INTO THE WHEAT. IT THEN NOSED OVER ONTO ITS BACK AND CAUGHT FIRE. THE DIRT RWY IS 30 FT WIDE. THE WINGSPAN OF THE ACFT IS APRX 40 FT.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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