NTSB Identification: ANC95LA120.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 28, 1995 in KENAI, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N2643F
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT SELECTED A DIFFERENT TAKEOFF AREA BECAUSE OF THE SOFT AND WET CONDITION OF THE MAIN AIRSTRIP. THIS TAKEOFF PATH TOOK THE AIRPLANE CLOSE TO A SMALL WOODEN BUILDING (DUCK SHACK). THE PILOT STATED THERE WAS A 10 TO 12 KNOT CROSSWIND. AS HE WAS TAKING OFF, THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE DUCK SHACK, THE AIRPLANE VEERED LEFT, AND THEN CRASHED INTO A PARKED CESSNA 170 (N3474C).

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

FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO REMAIN CLEAR OF THE DUCK SHACK (BUILDING) DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL. THE CROSSWIND AND PROXIMITY OF THE BUILDING WERE RELATED FACTORS.

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