NTSB Identification: ANC98LA157.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 19, 1998 in ILIAMNA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/16/2001
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N700NL
Injuries: 1 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 reported he was attempting to takeoff to the east from a remote lake in a float equipped airplane. He estimated the prevailing winds to be easterly at 35 knots, with gusts to 55 knots. Shortly after applying power during the takeoff roll, the pilot said a gust of wind suddenly lifted the right wing, and the airplane rolled over to the left.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the gusty wind conditions, and his attempted flight into adverse weather. Factors associated with the accident are high and gusty winds.

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