Friday, June 16, 2017

Cessna A188B, N4877Q, Industrial Aviation Services Inc: Accident occurred June 14, 2017 in Brooks, Marion County, Oregon

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA359
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Salem, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA A188, registration: N4877Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll for an agricultural flight, the airplane drifted left of the runway center, and the left wing and spray boom encountered tall grass. Subsequently, the airplane spun about 270°. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot reported in the Operator/Owner Safety Recommendation section of NTSB Form 6120.1 that the tall grass next to the runway “will be maintained shorter.”

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll, which resulted in the airplane contacting tall grass.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

Industrial Aviation Services Inc:    http://registry.faa.gov/N4877Q


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA359
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in Salem, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA A188, registration: N4877Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll for an agricultural flight, the airplane drifted left of the runway center, and the left wing and spray boom encountered tall grass. Subsequently, the airplane spun approximately 270°.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot reported in the Operator/Owner Safety Recommendation section of the NTSB Form 6120.1 that, the tall grass next to the runway "will be maintained shorter".

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