NTSB Identification: DEN84LA283.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25892.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 05, 1984 in BUTTE, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N77271
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 TAXIED TO RWY 11 AND GOT OUT OF THE ACFT TO CHECK THE WIND. THE RWY LIGHTS WERE NOT OPERATING AT THE TIME. THE PILOT DECIDED THAT RWY 11 WAS THE MOST FAVORABLE RWY AND THE TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED. THE WIND CONDITIONS AT THE TIME OFF THE ACCIDENT WERE FAVORING RWY 20. THE PILOT ELECTED TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF BECAUSE DURING THE GROUND RUN HE FELT THE WIND 'PUSHING HARD ON THE ACFT AND IT DIDN'T FEEL RIGHT.' IN HIS ATTEMPT TO STOP, THE ACFT RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY AND THE LEFT LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..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


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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