NTSB Identification: ANC95LA110.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 09, 1995 in KING SALMON, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/29/1996
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N67112
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE CERTIFICATED COMMERCIAL PILOT, WHO WAS OWNER OF A FISHING LODGE, WAS LANDING A FLOAT EQUIPPED AIRPLANE ON A REMOTE LAKE TO CHECK ON THE STATUS OF HIS CLIENTS. DURING THE LANDING APPROACH, THE AIRPLANE ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND AND COLLIDED WITH TREES ADJACENT TO THE LAKE. THE AIRPLANE RECEIVED DAMAGE TO THE WINGS AND FLOATS. AFTER A FIELD REPAIR TO THE FLOAT ASSEMBLY, THE AIRPLANE WAS FLOWN TO ANCHORAGE FOR A PERMANENT REPAIR.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR THE WIND CONDITIONS DURING THE LANDING APPROACH, AND HIS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE/CLEARANCE FROM TREES. A FACTOR RELATING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS: THE GUSTY WIND CONDITION.

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