NTSB Identification: ANC98LA163.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 27, 1998 in IGIUGIG, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 170B, registration: N3482C
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The private pilot was taking off from an off airport landing site with a variable left crosswind. The pilot had recently purchased the airplane, and had accumulated about 15 hours in the make and model. The pilot said that the airplane lifted off about 2/3 of the distance down the takeoff area, and was too slow to climb. The left wing came up, and the right landing gear struck the ground.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the aircraft. Contributing factors were the crosswind condition, the pilot's lack of total experience in make/model of the aircraft, and the pilot not achieving a climb on takeoff.

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