NTSB Identification: ANC96LA082.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 04, 1996 in AKIACHAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/18/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 207, registration: N91052
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The takeoff was from a 1,600-foot long gravel runway in variable crosswind conditions. During the takeoff roll, about one-half way down the runway, the pilot noted a 10 knot decrease in airspeed. He elected to abort the takeoff, but was unable to stop the airplane prior to overrunning the end of the runway. The airplane's nose gear sheared off, and the airplane nosed over.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the variable crosswind conditions. Factors associated with the accident were the variable crosswinds and the short runway.

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