NTSB Identification: DEN84LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22341.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 1983 in MEDICINE BOW, WY
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206G, registration: N61692
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 PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF AN OIL DRILLING RIG. THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO FIND THE RIG & DECIDED TO LAND ON A DIRT ROAD TO TALK TO THE DRIVER OF AN OIL COMPANY TRUCK. THE PLT MADE THREE LOW PASSES OVER THE ROAD, WHICH WAS ORIENTED TO THE NW & HAD A LEFT CURVE IN IT BEYOND THE INTENDED TOUCHDOWN POINT. DURING THE INITIAL PHASE OF THE LANDING ROLL, THE PLT REALIZED THE ACFT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO STOP BEFORE THE TURN IN THE ROAD & THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT ROOM FOR A GO-AROUND. THE ACFT WENT OFF THE ROAD AT THE CURVE, CROSSED A DITCH & FLIPPED OVER. THE PLT STATED HE MISJUDGED THE LANDING DISTANCE SINCE THERE WAS ONLY A TOTAL LANDING DISTANCE OF 630 FT FROM THE FIRST POSSIBLE POINT OF TOUCHDOWN TO THE CURVE.

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

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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