NTSB Identification: LAX83LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22356.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 10, 1983 in DELHI, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 188B, registration: N731JK
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 HAD BEEN SPRAYING FERTILIZER IN THE AREA ALL DAY. WHILE TAKING OFF FROM A STRIP SURROUNDED BY TREES, THE ACFT CLIMBED ABOVE THE TREETOPS, THEN BEGAN TO SETTLE. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT CRASHED INTO ALMOND TREES & BURNED. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ENG WAS DEVELOPING FULL POWER, BUT A WIND SHIFT OCCURRED AT ABOUT THE TIME HE BEGAN HIS TAKEOFF ROLL. THE WIND WAS REPORTED FROM 180 DEG AT 3 GUSTING 8 KTS.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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