NTSB Identification: ANC95LA091.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 30, 1995 in SHISHMAREF, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/29/1996
Aircraft: STINSON 108-2, registration: N9600K
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT REPORTED HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF WITH HIS TAILWHEEL AIRPLANE FROM A ROUGH, PRIVATE AIRSTRIP. HE SAID THE AIRPLANE WAS BOUNCING DURING THE PRETAKEOFF TAXI, AND HE WAS UNABLE TO READ THE CHECKLIST. HE SAID HE NEGLECTED TO LOWER THE WING FLAPS, AND THE AIRPLANE FAILED TO BECOME AIRBORNE BEFORE RUNNING OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND NOSING OVER. THE PILOT ATTRIBUTED THE ACCIDENT TO HIS FORGETTING TO LOWER THE FLAPS. HE ALSO NOTED THAT GUSTING WINDS AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY WERE CAUSING LOCALIZED DOWNDRAFTS.

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF, WHILE THERE WAS SUFFICIENT RUNWAY REMAINING. FACTORS RELATING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS, AND FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO LOWER THE FLAPS FOR TAKEOFF.

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