NTSB Identification: DEN83LA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21539.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 15, 1983 in LEOLA, SD
Aircraft: CESSNA A188, registration: N8181V
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 WAS USING A GRAVEL ROAD, APRX 20 FT WIDE, FOR AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION. DURING TAKEOFF, THE ACFT SWERVED TO THE RIGHT, WENT INTO THE DITCH BESIDE THE ROAD & WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PLT BELIEVED THAT THE RIGHT WHEEL HAD BECOME LOCKED. HOWEVER, AN EXAM OF THE WHEELS & BRAKES REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF GRABBING OR OVERHEATING. THE ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH SPRAY BOOMS THAT WERE APRX 2 1/1 FEET ABOVE THE BOTTOM OF THE WHEELS. THERE WAS 3 FT TALL GRASS, AS WELL AS DITCHES, BESIDE THE ROAD, THE PLT HAD ATTEMPTED HIS TAKEOFF TO THE NORTH WITH A WIND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 5, GUSTING 7 KTS.

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..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

Index for Jun1983 | Index of months