NTSB Identification: ANC96LA019.
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Accident occurred Saturday, December 16, 1995 in NEWTOK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 207A, registration: N755AB
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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The operator reported the pilot and a company mechanic were attempting to takeoff from a snow covered runway in gusty crosswind conditions. The pilot applied engine power to begin the takeoff roll, and the airplane weathervaned into the wind. The pilot reduced power, and the airplane straightened out, but was blown downwind, off the side of the runway and part way down an embankment.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's inadequate compensation for the gusty crosswind conditions. Factors associated with the accident are the snow covered runway, and gusty crosswinds. Full narrative available
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