NTSB Identification: DEN83LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21331.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 26, 1983 in HAVRE, MT
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC, registration: N7917S
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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS TAKING OFF FROM A DIRT STRIP ON HIS FARM TO CHECK ON SOME CATTLE FROM THE AIR. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR WENT INTO SOME MUD & PULLED THE ACFT TO THE LEFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CONTACTED FROZEN DIRT PILES & SOME WHEAT FURROWS, AND THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PLT REPORTED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR FAILURES WITH THE ACFT PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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