NTSB Identification: ANC92LA117.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47939.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, July 30, 1992 in ANAKTUVUK PASS, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA A-185-F, registration: N27532
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.

AFTER THE AIRPLANE WAS IN POSITION FOR TAKEOFF FROM THE LAKE, THE WIND DIRECTION CHANGED SO THE PILOT REPOSITIONED THE AIRPLANE TO THE OPPOSITE END OF THE LAKE. THE PILOT SAID THAT THE WIND WAS CHANGING FAIRLY ERRATICALLY. JUST AFTER GETTING AIRBORNE, AND WHILE STILL OVER THE LAKE, THE AIRPLANE STOPPED CLIMBING THEN COLLIDED WITH THE SHORELINE. THE PILOT AND PASSENGER SAID THEY THOUGHT THE AIRPLANE STOPPED CLIMBING BECAUSE THE WIND EITHER CHANGED OR STOPPED BLOWING.

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

THE PILOT IN COMMANDS IMPROPER PLANNING AND DECISION TO COMMENCE A TAKEOFF IN UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO THE ACCIDENT WERE THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF THE PILOT TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER CLIMB RATE, THE UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS, AND THE PILOT MISREADING THE WIND INFORMATION.

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