NTSB Identification: SEA82FYM13
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, April 22, 1982 in KENT, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/22/1983
Aircraft: WEATHERLY 201B, registration: N1262W
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS WORKING OFF OF A 1700 FT DIRT STRIP WITH A ROUGH SURFACE AND WITH A SLIGHT CROSS- WIND. THE ELEVATION WAS ABOUT 2650 FT MSL AND THE TEMPERATURE WAS APPROXIMATELY 70 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. THE PILOT INITIATED A TAKEOFF WITH ABOUT 1200 LBS OF 2-4-D ON BOARD. HE STATED THAT AT LIFT-OFF, THE LEFT WING DROPPED LOW AND HIT A GATE POST WHICH JAMMED THE AILERON. THE AIRCRAFT SLOWLY ROLLED TO THE LEFT AND CRASHED ABOUT 500 FT FROM THE END OF THE RUNWAY.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT CONTROL,AILERON..JAMMED

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