NTSB Identification: DEN82DA151
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 19, 1982 in SHERIDAN LAKE, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/19/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8232S
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS ON A FLIGHT TO CHECK HIS FIELDS AND CROPS FOR POSSIBLE HAIL DAMAGE. REPORTEDLY, HE DECIDED TO SEE HOW A FRIEND WAS DOING WITH HIS WHEAT HARVEST AND TO SEE IF HE HAD RECEIVED HAIL DAMAGE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE SPOTTED HIS FRIEND'S COMBINE AND ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A LOW PASS CLOSE TO THE MACHINE. HE STATED THAT HE MISJUDGED HIS DISTANCE AND THE PLANE MADE CONTACT WITH THE GROUND, THEN SKIDDED ABOUT 300 FT TO A STOP. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE PILOT BUZZED BY TWO COMBINES AND A GRAIN TRUCK. ONE WITNESS REPORTED THAT HE THOUGHT THE PILOT WAS THEN GOING TO TURN AROUND AND BUZZ HIM (THE WITNESS) AGAIN; HOWEVER, WHILE IN A LEFT BANK, THE PLANE'S LEFT WING HIT THE GROUND.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

BUZZING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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