NTSB Identification: ANC96LA142.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 03, 1996 in PORT ALSWORTH, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/23/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 206, registration: N1801Q
Injuries: 1 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 air taxi cargo flight was departing a small, remote lake. The pilot of the float-equipped airplane estimated the wind velocity as approximately 5 knots. Shortly after lift-off, while still in ground effect, he said the wind either shifted or died down. He felt the airplane suddenly lose altitude, and continue to sink until it collided with rocks and the shoreline.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the wind conditions. A factor associated with the accident was the unfavorable wind.

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