NTSB Identification: ANC93LA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 51280.
Accident occurred Friday, March 12, 1993 in KETCHIKAN, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1993
Aircraft: DE HAVILLAND DHC-2, registration: N67667
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 IN COMMAND ATTEMPTED A WHEEL TAKEOFF FROM AN AREA USED FOR A SEAPLANE PULLOUT RAMP. WITNESSES SAID THEY HAD NOT SEEN A WHEEL PLANE ATTEMPT TAKEOFF FROM THAT SPOT IN THREE YEARS. THE AVAILABLE TAKEOFF DISTANCE WAS APPROXIMATELY 500 FEET. THE DHC2 BEAVER STRUCK A ONE STORY GENERATOR BUILDING, SHEARING OFF A HORIZONTAL STABILIZER. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED ONE MILE TO INT'L AIRPORT AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT.

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

THE PILOT SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR TAKEOFF. A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT WAS THE BUILDING SITUATED AT THE END OF THE TAKEOFF SITE.

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