NTSB Identification: ANC97LA073.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 03, 1997 in TOGIAK, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/29/1998
Aircraft: Bellanca 8GCBC, registration: N86801
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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 pilot was departing a beach area in a tailwheel equipped airplane to begin a fish spotting flight. A crosswind of about 15 knots was noted by the pilot from the left side of the airplane. After liftoff, the crosswind caused the airplane to go to the right, and the pilot banked the airplane to the left. The left wing struck the ground, and the airplane received damage to the left wing and propeller.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: failure of the pilot to properly compensate for crosswind conditions. The crosswind was a related factor. Full narrative available
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